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NCJ Number: 158031 Find in a Library
Title: Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties
Editor(s): J Benyon; C Bourn
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 346
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-08-032696-X
Sale Source: Pergamon Press Limited
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford, OX3 0BW,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This compilation of views and forecasts explains reforms introduced in England by the Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 and the Prosecution of Offences Act of 1985.
Abstract: The two acts represent landmarks in the progressive development of the English criminal justice system. They are intended to strike a balance between powers needed to investigate and prosecute crime effectively and safeguards necessary to protect the civil liberties of suspected persons. The papers examine provisions in the acts and review police practices and criminal procedures in light of the legislation. The focus is on police powers and procedures, policing proprieties, and relations between police officers and the public. The papers discuss the changing context of policing; police powers to stop, search, and arrest; detention and interrogation; prosecution and evidence admissibility; police effectiveness and accountability; and police-community relations. Notes, references, and figures
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal justice system reform; Criminal procedures; England; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Police community relations; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Prosecution; Rules of evidence
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