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NCJ Number: 158038 Find in a Library
Title: Policing the Streets (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 95-102, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. -- See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): L Curtis
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Sale Source: Pergamon Press Limited
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford, OX3 0BW,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: A critique of England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 is presented that focuses on policing the streets and stop and search procedures.
Abstract: The use of police powers on the streets has been at the core of tensions between the police and the community. Police powers to stop and search are more clearly defined with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and are more restricted than they were in the past. If police officers misuse their stop and search powers, they may be subject to disciplinary action. Adequate training is recommended for street police officers since stop and search powers are of immediate concern to these police officers and because street police officers may require more sophistication and human awareness in implementing provisions of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. The author feels the act does not measure up to what is really required, a comprehensive statute embodying all police powers in the criminal investigation process that can be clearly understood by all concerned. 10 notes and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal procedures; England; Foreign crime prevention; Foreign laws; Police community relations; Police crime-prevention; Police discipline; Police effectiveness; Police misconduct; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Public Opinion of the Police; Search and seizure; Stop and frisk
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