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1. When can a police officer stop and search?

  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer is trying to reduce crime by searching everyone who looks dodgy
  • If the person is in a private area and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he has prohibited articles stolen goods or equipment for burglary or criminal damage (including fireworks under SOCPA 2005)
  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he has prohibited articles stolen goods or equipment for burglary or criminal damage (including fireworks under SOCPA 2005)
  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer has reasonable grounds for believing that he is acting suspiciously, late at night
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2. Code A says what?

  • A police officer can ask a person to remove headgear and shoes
  • A police officer must give his name and station on the search
  • Reasonable suspicion cannot be based purely on someones looks or criminal record
  • Gives guidelines for arrest

3. Arrest for breach of peace is preserved under section

  • 28
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27

4. S. 24 PACE is ammended by..?

  • Terrorism Act 2000, Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and Criminal Justice Act 2003
  • Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, Criminal Justice Act 2003 and Code G
  • Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, Criminal Justice Act 2003 and Code G
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003, Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and Terrorism Act 2000

5. Code G

  • gives guidelines for arrest
  • defines what reasonable suspicion is not
  • sets out the limitations using a necessity test
  • gives a person their rights during detention

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