Law & Order Policy 1979-1987

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  • Law & Order Policy 1979-1987
    • 1984 Police and Criminal Evidence Act
      • Stop and Search powers extended
      • With permission of magistrate could question suspects for extended periods of time
      • Compulsory recording of interviews
    • Increase in the size of the police force
      • 1979-1983 police numbers rose from 110,000 to 120,000
      • 1979-1984 expenditure doubled
      • 16% rise in police pay
    • 8 new prisons & 4 detention centers built
    • 1982 Criminal Justice Act
      • Greater power to imprison offenders & lengthen sentences
      • Youth custody system for very young offenders
        • 'Short sharp shock'
        • Sociologists convinced it wouldn't work
          • Detention centers would becoming 'breeding grounds'
    • 1986 Public Order Act
      • Response to 1984 Miners Strike
      • Police could stop marches and demonstrations to stop breaches of the peace
      • Limited the power of trade union pickets
    • New training for police
      • Could almost become Parliamentary force when facing major public disorder
  • Increase in the size of the police force
    • 1979-1983 police numbers rose from 110,000 to 120,000
    • 1979-1984 expenditure doubled
    • 16% rise in police pay

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