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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 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 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 is acting suspiciously, late at night
  • If the person is in a public place and the police officer is trying to reduce crime by searching everyone who looks dodgy
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2. S. 24 PACE is ammended by..?

  • 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
  • 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

3. Section 2 of PACE gives police the power to...

  • do road checks
  • arrest, remove outer coat jacket and gloves, along with identifying themselves if plain clothed
  • make a record of the stop and search
  • stop and search without a warrant

4. Code G

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

5. Code A says what?

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

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