Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

1. Which act added criminal damage to the list of offences prohibited articles are adapted for?

  • S1 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 and it added spray paints and graffiti tools.
  • Criminal Damage Act 2003
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2. What does s 2(9)(a) PACE specify?

  • A person can only be asked to remove outer coat, jacket and gloves during stop and search in public place.
  • A police officer can ask a person to remove any reasonable item of clothing during a stop and search
  • No clothing can be removed

3. What is meant by 'prohibited articles'?

  • Offensive weapons or articles made or adapted for burglary, theft, taking a motor vehicle without consent
  • Anything that doesn't go with their outfit
  • Something the officer PERSONALLY believes they should not be carrying

4. What is a prohibited article?

  • An offence weapon or sharp objects or articles made/adapted for use with burglary, theft or taking a motor vehicle without consent.
  • Something that doesn't go with the person's outfit

5. What information must a police officer give before carrying out a stop and search?

  • Their name, station and reason for search
  • Their name and rank
  • Their name and favourite colour
  • Their name and reason for search


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