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NCJ Number: 123287 Find in a Library
Title: Statistics on the Operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Legislation: Fourth Quarter 1989
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office
Research and Statistics Dept
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
Croydon, Surrey CR0 9YD, England
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Data pertain to detentions under the 1984 and 1989 British Prevention of Terrorism Acts.
Abstract: The British Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1984 replaced the 1976 Act. It extended the special powers of arrest and detention to international terrorists and authorized the Secretary of State to make more than one extension of detention, not to exceed 5 days. The Prevention of Terrorism Act 1989 provided for the repeal and re-enactment of the 1984 Act. Data cover terrorist detentions and extensions and the number of charged offenses for each year from January 1, 1979 to December 31, 1989. 11 tables.
Main Term(s): International terrorism; Terrorist detention
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom; Police statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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