A Practical Guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Author: Paul Ozin,Heather Norton,Perry Spivey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199595242

Category: Law

Page: 552

View: 907


This book provides practical guidance on what remains the single most important statutory basis for police duties and powers in England and Wales, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and its Codes of Practice. The second edition has been fully updated and includes revised and expanded case studies and diagrams. There is further information dealing with the application of the Act for those outside the police charged with investigating offences, such as Revenue and Customs, the Armed Forces, security officers and Community Support Officers. Amendments to the Codes of Practice, including Code A (December 2008), Codes B, C and D (January 2008), and Codes E and F (April 2010), are also included. With the aid of check-lists, flow-charts and illustrative examples, this book gives excellent guidance on how the procedures and requirements of the Act apply to common every day scenarios facing police officers, as well as other persons charged with the investigation of offences. The appendices contain the full text of the Act, in addition to the latest version of the Codes of Practice. This is an essential reference source which the busy police officer or legal practitioner cannot afford to be without.

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure

Author: Clive Harfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019956101X

Category: Law

Page: 886

View: 9971


This practical handbook offers guidance on good practice in core policing areas. It draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the National Policing Improvement Agency and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.

Law for Student Police Officers

Author: Jonathan Merritt

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 184445827X

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 5185


This book provides a comprehensive examination of all the required areas of criminal and policing law, with explicit links to the National Occupational Standards. Chapters open with clear objectives and include regular revision notes, knowledge check questions and answers and practical activities. This second edition has been fully revised to expand the content, take account of recent changes and reflect the latest legislation. In particular there is a new chapter on PCSOs, the sections on police powers, roads policing, animals and evidence have been updated and the issue of diversity has been woven into an increased number of scenarios.

Regulating Policing

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Past, Present and Future

Author: Edward Cape,Richard Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314546

Category: Law

Page: 262

View: 1708


The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) was an innovative and controversial attempt to regulate the investigation of crime. Two decades on, it now operates in a very different context than in the mid-1980s. Whilst legal advice has become established as a basic right of those arrested and detained by the police, the police service has become increasingly professionalised but also increasingly driven by government objectives and targets. The Crown Prosecution Service, originally established to separate prosecution from investigation, is now becoming involved in the investigative process with the power to make charge decisions. Although the basic structure of PACE has survived, almost continual revision and amendment has resulted in a markedly different creature than that which was originally enacted. In 2007 the government embarked on a further review of PACE, promising to 're-focus the investigation and evidence gathering processes [to deliver] 21st century policing powers to meet the demands of 21st century crime'. This collection brings together some of the leading academic experts, police officers and defence lawyers who have a wealth of experience of researching and working with the PACE provisions. They examine the critical questions and issues surrounding PACE, providing unique and exciting insights into the demands and challenges of the regulation of policing. Contributors David Dixon, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales - 'Authorise and Regulate: A Comparative Perspective on the Rise and Fall of a Regulatory Strategy'. Andrew Sanders, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Manchester. 'Can Coercive Powers be Effectively Controlled or Regulated?'. John Coppen, Police Federation spokesperson on police custody issues. 'PACE: A View From the Custody Suite'. John Long, Assistant Chief Constable, Avon and Somerset Constabulary 'Keeping PACE? Some Front Line Policing Perspectives'. Barbara Wilding, Chief Constable, South Wales Police. 'Tipping the Scales of Justice? A Review of the Impact of PACE on the Police, Due Process and the Search for the Truth 1984-2006'. Richard Young, Professor of Law and Policy Research, University of Bristol. 'Street Policing After PACE: The Drift to Summary Justice'. Ed Cape, Professor of Criminal Law and Practice, University of the West of England. 'PACE Then and Now: 21 Years of "Re-balancing"'. Anthony Edwards, Leading criminal defence solicitor. 'The Role of Defence Lawyers in a "Re-balanced" System'. John Jackson, Professor of Public Law, Queen's University, Belfast. 'Police and Prosecutors after PACE: The Road from Case Construction to Case Disposal'.

Blackstone's Statutes on Criminal Justice and Sentencing

Author: Nicola Padfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199582319

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 5325


Blackstone's Statutes have a 25-year tradition of trust and quality unrivalled by other statute books, and a rock-solid reputation for accuracy, reliability, and authority. Content is extensively reviewed to ensure a close map to courses.Blackstone's Statutes lead the market: consistently recommended by lecturers and relied on by students for exam and course use. Blackstone's Statutes are the original and best; setting the standard by which other statute books are measured.Each title is:* Trusted: Ideal for exam use* Practical: Find what you need instantly* Reliable: Current, comprehensive coverage* Relevant: Content based on detailed market feedbackVisit a href="" for accompanying online resources created with the assistance of the Statute Law Society including videos on how to interpret statutes and how legislation is made. The Online Resource Centre for thisbook also provides web links.

Who's Who in the Midwest, 1994-1995

Author: Marquis Who's Who

Publisher: Marquis Whos Who

ISBN: 9780837907246

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 969

View: 2672


A compilation of brief profiles of American and Canadian men and women from the Midwest and central Canada who have achieved prominence in various fields