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NCJ Number: 158045 Find in a Library
Title: Provisions in Practice (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 175-182, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. - - See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): T Judge
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: England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 establishes precise limits on the inconvenience to which suspects may be subjected during the process of a criminal investigation.
Abstract: The act is designed to minimize tensions between the police and the public, especially in inner city areas, and to strike a balance between protecting suspects against the abuse of police powers and the need to prevent crime and punish the guilty. The act requires more police recordkeeping than in the past and more police accountability. It also governs every transaction between the police and the suspect throughout the custody period. Suspect rights while being detained and responsibilities of police custody officers are described. 7 notes and 1 figure
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal investigation; Detention; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign courts; Foreign laws; Police community relations; Police effectiveness; Police misconduct; Police policies and procedures; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Public Opinion of the Police; Rights of the accused; World criminology
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