PACE: A Practical Guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

PACE: A Practical Guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

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By (author) Paul Ozin, By (author) Heather Norton, By (author) Perry Spivey


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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 38mm | 960g
  • Publication date: 14 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199681856
  • ISBN 13: 9780199681853
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 452,576

Product description

This book provides practical guidance on what remains the single most important statutory basis for police duties and powers in England and Wales, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and its Codes of Practice. The third edition includes all recent amendments to the Codes of Practice, including Codes A, B and D (March 2011), Codes C and H (July 2012) and Code G (November 2012), as well as the full text of the Act and Codes of Practice. Explanatory chapters, covering key areas such as powers for stop and search, as well as commentary on detention and interviews, have been updated in line with legislative changes stemming from the Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011, the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, and the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. With the aid of check-lists, flow-charts and illustrative examples, this book gives excellent guidance on how the procedures and requirements of the Act apply to common, everyday scenarios facing police officers, as well as other persons charged with the investigation of offences. This is an essential reference source which the busy police officer or legal practitioner cannot afford to be without.

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Author information

Perry Spivey is a former Detective Inspector with Guernsey Police, with over 30 years service. He had extensive experience in both uniform and detective roles, as a Senior Investigating Officer, and holds the police long service and good conduct medal. He was commended on three occasions for detective ability and leadership.

Review quote

Police officers and students alike, if you want to know anything about PACE then get this book! Stephen Wilkinson, Student - Policing and Criminal Investigation (BSc), Staffordshire University An essential "turn to" guide in understanding PACE. Police Constable , Merseyside Police

Table of contents

1. Powers to Stop and Search: Part I ; 2. Powers of Entry, Search, and Seizure: Part II ; 3. Arrest: Part III ; 4. Detention: Part IV ; 5. Treatment: Part V ; 6. Identification: Part V, Code D ; 7. Interviews: Part V, Codes C, E, and F ; 8. 8 The Detention and Treatment of Vulnerable Suspects ; 9. Evidence: Part VIII ; APPENDIX 1 - POLICE AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE ACT 1984, AS AMENDED ; APPENDICES 2-9 - PACE CODES OF PRACTICE A-H