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NCJ Number: 158041 Find in a Library
Title: Act in the Station (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 123-135, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. - - See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): M Zander
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 13
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: The passage of England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 marked a major change in that country's criminal justice system; the act delineates police practices for detaining, treating, and questioning suspects.
Abstract: Provisions of the act on suspect detention, treatment, and questioning are quite detailed and emphasize police accountability, the importance of police custody records, and duties of police custody officers. The act also requires informing suspects of police procedures when they are detained in police stations and advising them of their rights. In addition, the act stipulates that the need for further detention be carefully evaluated by the police, in conjunction with the magistrate court. The act establishes stringent time limits for reviewing and authorizing detention and contains provisions on suspect access to a lawyer, the use of cautions, and confessions. 1 note
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Confessions; Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal justice system reform; Detention; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Interview and interrogation; Police effectiveness; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities
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