Police Powers - Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 06-10-15 20:27
What is Pace?
Police and criminal evidence act, main law giving the police powers to stop and search,arrest and detain suspects, also sets the rights the suspects have when the police use these powers.
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Police can stop and search vehicles/people in a public place if they have reasonable suspicion of posession or stolen/prohibited articles or articles for damaging property under which act?
Pace Section 1
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What can reasonable suspicion be based on?
Code A - behaviour/objective facts&information/distinctive gang clothing.
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How should police stop and search? Under which act?
Section 2 PACE they should give name/station/reason and written details of s/s.
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What are the police rights during a stop and search?
The can use reasonable force and ask suspect to remove coat and gloves.
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What does section 3 PACE state the police should do?
make a written report after a s/s for monitoring purposes.
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What does Code A of stop and search say the police should do?
even if a person is only stopped the police should give a written report, including; date/time/place/registration of any vehicle involved/reason/persons self defined ethnic background and the outcome
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When can police stop and search under the Misuse of Drugs Act?
If they have reasonable suspicion the suspect is in possession of a controlled drug
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What additional powers does section 60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act give the police?
The police can randomly stop and search without any reasonable suspicion if they believe violence may take place in his or her area, it can only be authorised by a senior officer and only lasts 24 hours.
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What powers does section 44 Terrorism Act give police?
To stop and search if they have reasonable suspicion of involvement in terrorism.
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Police can stop and search vehicles/people in a public place if they have reasonable suspicion of posession or stolen/prohibited articles or articles for damaging property under which act?

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Pace Section 1

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What can reasonable suspicion be based on?

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How should police stop and search? Under which act?

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What are the police rights during a stop and search?

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