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WHAT IS SAFEGUARD & BALANCING POWER?
Safeguard: One that serves as protection or a guard.
Balancing Power: Distribution of rights between
detainer and detainee.…read more

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POWERS OF THE POLICE: DETENTION
The powers the police have are vital, without them it
would be impossible to solve crimes and convict
offenders.…read more

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ARREST? THEN COMES DETENTION...
Normally, the period of detention without charge
should not exceed 24 hours, although in some cases
the maximum period, is as long as 96 hours. However
the Terrorism Act allows detention up to 28 days.
NOT GUILTY: GUILTY:
If the custody officer decides that there If the custody officer decides that there is
is insufficient evidence to charge you, evidence to charge you, then here are your
then you must be released! rights...…read more

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DETENTION OF A SUSPECT...
Section 34 ­ 36 of PACE states that the detainees
have the right to:
- have someone told; to inform family/friends of
the situation
- be told about the available legal advice; for help
and support
- see the code of practice; to understand why and on
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DETENTION OF A SUSPECT...
Section 76 of PACE states that the court cant allow
statements that have been obtained through
oppression to be used as evidence.
If this is the case then that evidence is illegal. It has
been obtained through threatening actions which
has made the detainee vulnerable and helpless, to
give out information. This is not allowed.…read more

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