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NCJ Number: 120299 Find in a Library
Title: Police Powers Over the Person: Arrest, Detention and Other Miscellaneous Powers (From Civil Actions Against the Police, P 127-174, 1987, Richard Clayton and Hugh Tomlinson -- See NCJ-120296)
Author(s): R Clayton; H Tomlinson
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 48
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Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 recast the specific police powers justifying arrest and detention of prisoners.
Abstract: The provisions of the 1984 Act are discussed in detail, along with relevant case law. Of particular concern are police liabilities for unjustified interference with persons and legal procedures and powers for detention without arrest, stopping for questioning, and stopping to search. Arrest procedures under the 1984 statute are defined, including the definition of arrest, the obligation of police authorities to give the suspect the reasons for an arrest, and the manner for conducting arrests and searches outside of police stations. Procedures for making arrests without warrants are detailed and the meaning of reasonable grounds to justify detention or arrest are discussed. Statutes that control arrests with warrants are also discussed, as is the framework established by the 1984 Act for the detention of suspects. 41 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Arrest and apprehension
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Detention; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Probable cause
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