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POLICE POWERS ­ S+S
· Reasonable suspicion ­ Act on Information/Behaviour
· Cannot Search on basis of ­ Age, Gender, Appearance(unless
gang related), Race, Previous Convictions.
Can Also S+S under ­
· Misuse Of Drugs Act (1971)
­ For drugs
· Terrorism Act (2000)
­ Reasonable suspicion of terrorism ­ Can ask to remove headgear + shoes
· Criminal Justice and Public Order Act (1994)
­ Anticipation of violence, has to be authorised by senior officer.…read more

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POLICE POWERS ­ ARREST
· Involvement or suspected involvement of an offence
· Police Officer has reasonable ground for person's arrest
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (2005) ­ SOCPA
Allows police to S+S anyone at anytime for an offence in past, present
and future.
· SOCPA is balanced with The Necessity Test ­ Is and Arrest needed to:
1 ­ Gain Address and Name
2 ­ Prevent harm to an individual or property
3 ­ Protect Child/Vulnerable person
4 ­ Aid Investigation
5 ­ Prevent Flight
Code Of Practice G ­ Police must notify person of arrest. Lawful arrest:
- Person was/is/going to be in a crime
- Necessary?…read more

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POLICE POWERS ­ DETENTION
· Arrive ­ custody officer decides whether to detain.
· 6 hours ­ Review by custody officer
· Every 9 hours another review
· Can Detain 24 hours up to 36 hours (Senior officer
permission)
· Extension to 96 hours (Indictable + Apply to
Magistrates)
­ Charge or release
· Extension to 28 days (Terrorism)…read more

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POLICE POWERS ­ DETENTION
Suspects Rights: ­ Must be given Written notice:
· Someone informed ­ Can be delayed to 36 hrs by senior
· Told of right to legal advice ­ Can
· Consult Codes of Practice
Other Rights:
· If under 17 or mentally ill then right to appropriate adult
· Right to phone call ­ Police can refuse
· Adequately lit, heated, cleaned and ventilated room
· Regular meals + Drinks
· 8 hours straight rest in 24 hours…read more

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POLICE POWERS ­ INTERVIEW
· Must be tape recorded ­ 2 Copies
· Break every 2 hours
· Appropriate adult ­ Under 17
- R v Aspinall 1999 ­ Defendant had schizophrenia ­ NOT
GUILTY
· Right to silence
- Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
· Before Act, no conclusion on silence
· Now can infer from silence
· Protection ­ Evidence from `oppression' not valid…read more

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