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Contention 1: Trust A) Distrust 1. Reasonable suspicion creates a negative sense of mistrust between school officials and students. Crespo , Andrew M. "Policing Students." Harvard Law Review Policing Students Comments. Harvard Law Review, 10 Apr. 2015 . Web. 08 July 2016. The balance of interests should incorporate society’s interest “in the development of future citizens” by having it diminish the government’s interest in searching students. There is reason to believe that heavily policed and searched students , from communities with significant distrust of law enforcement, are socialized negatively to distrust governmental authority. While Professor Sarah Jane Forman has proposed that the incorporation of society’s interest in future citizens take the form of weighing a distinct “development interest,” such a formulation seems unlikely to be adopted because it is supported by little legal authority. Though the Court has , in certain instances, broadened its consideration of the privacy interests at stake, it has yet to add a separate, third interest to the balancing equation. This idea could be conceptualized as adding weight to the privacy interest instead, but incorporating a search’s impact on a student’s perception of their place in democratic society requires a change of much broader scope than incorporating the law enforcement purpose or the impact of the search. Extend the first piece of evidence we give you from the Harvard Law Review because it stakes the claim that frequent searches (under reasonable suspicion) creates a barrier composed of distrust between the students and figures of authority. 2. In 2011, Forman concludes the notion of students rebelling against unfair searches of reasonable suspicion based on the findings of Forman, Sarah J. "COUNTERING CRIMINALIZATION: TOWARD A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO SCHOOL SEARCHES." The Scholar, 2011. Web. 08 July 2016. What kind of message is conveyed when students are subjected to pats, frisks, sniffs, and searches on a regular basis? Children, particularly adolescents , who are subjected to these searches under the very low bar of reasonable suspicion, may feel that the law is unfair and question its legitimacy because they have been treated with distrust and disrespect by adults in positions of authority . 20 Even if they do not understand the vagaries of reasonable suspicion and how it differs from probable cause, young people can appreciate basic concepts of fairness , dignity and respect. 21 Repeated experiences with legal actors who seem to abuse their authority contribute s to a sense of humiliation, rejection, and alienation that eventually lead s students to seek acceptance and recognition in other, less “mainstream” venues .
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