Police Powers- Stop and Search

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  • Created on: 18-10-14 12:39

1. 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
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2. What does paragraph 2.2 say?(PACE)

  • Personal characteristics cannot be used as reasonable suspicion for stop and search.
  • Personal characteristics such as manner of dress can be used as reasonable suspicion for search

3. 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

4. What information must a police officer provide before carrying out a stop and search?

  • Just the reason for the search
  • Their name, station and reason for search.
  • Their name and station

5. Which section of which act added criminal damage to the the crimes prohibited articles can be adapted for?

  • S1 of the Criminal Justice Act of 2003 and therefore added spray paints and graffiti tools to prohibited articles list.
  • Criminal Damage Act of 2003 and therefore added spray paints and graffiti tools to prohibited articles list.

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