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A term used in Criminal Law to refer to the superficial running of the hands over the body of an individual by a law enforcement agent or official in order to determine whether such individual is holding an illegal object, such as a weapon or narcotics. A frisk is distinguishable from a search, which is a more extensive examination of an individual.


Stop and Frisk.


v. quickly patting down the clothes of a possible criminal suspect to determine if there is a concealed weapon. This police action is generally considered legal (constitutional) without a search warrant. Generally it is preferred that women officers frisk women and men officers frisk men.


verb check, conduct a search, examine, examine closely, examine intently, explore, hunt, hunt through, investigate, lascivire, look into, look over, look through, peer into, poke into, probe, pry into, rake through, review, salire, scan, scour, scrutinize, search one's pockets, search through, seek, subject to scrutiny
Associated concepts: reasonable belief that safety requires a patting down, search, stop and frisk
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169) Subsequently, while it can be assumed that nearly every police department in the country uses some form of stop and frisk, it has been shown that the focus on community policing--the chief strategy of the Chicago Police Department--has been ineffective in its attempt to produce dramatic results, evidenced by the continually surging crime rate in Chicago.
41) The court declined to decide the issue, reasoning that it could decide the issue on other grounds-- namely, that the pat-frisk was unconstitutional because there was no evidence indicating that House was dangerous at the time of the frisk.
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Obviously, there were many scenarios where officers, based on the totality of circumstances, did in fact have the requisite reasonable suspicion, but the stop and/or frisk did not yield anything to justify an arrest or even a summons.
Within less than two years of the strip-frisk victory, more female inmates launched a new attack against DOCS on yet another front related to cross-gender supervision--the pat frisk, a procedure for detecting contraband that directed officers to touch a clothed inmate's vaginal and breast areas.
The agency of selected urban Malay-Muslim women based in Kuala Lumpur as researched by Frisk is based on narratives of becoming gleaned from informal and non-structured interviews and participant observation through Frisks participation in religious talks and classes (those conducted in English) organized and facilitated by women for women in their homes and neighbouring mosques.
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Neither she nor her captor were identified, although Frisk said they were both Swedish nationals.
The warning has come from Anders Frisk, the Swedish referee who sensationally quit as an official after the second leg of Barcelona's clash with Chelsea in the same competition three years ago.
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FORMER referee Anders Frisk has revealed how he feared for his family's life after being accused by Jose Mourinho.