Strip searches and the law: Project Podcast 2020
* This project has been paused due to COVID-19, but remains a priority issue for NSWCCL and production plans will resume in due course.
NSWCCL, Redfern Legal Centre and 2SER are collaborating on Strip searches and the law: Project Podcast. Strip search practices raise major issues of police accountability. Strip searches are on the rise in New South Wales, with searches increasing by 46.8 percent over four years and on average, in 64 percent of cases, nothing unlawful is found. Find out more in Rethinking Strip Searches by NSW Police, commissioned by Redfern Legal and published by UNSW Law.
The episodes will answer many of the common questions about your rights/your teenager's rights, and will explore some of the issues behind the rising number of searches across NSW.
We are aiming to produce several podcast episodes that will be written by community and academic lawyers and produced with the help of 2SER Radio. The episodes will cover issues like what to do if you are approached by police and or drug detection dogs, and what powers police have to search, seize, detain and arrest.
We'll hear personal stories from the field - people who have experienced detection and searches at music festivals, sporting events and going about daily life. If you'd like to share your story with us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you help us make Project Podcast happen? We are looking for community support to produce the episodes. For an organisation like ours that relies on members and supporters to further our work, every dollar counts.
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