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Quiz on Police powers to stop and search, created by bethc1309 on 13/04/2013.

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  • Police powers to stop and search

    Question 1 of 10

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    What sets out the police powers?

    Select one of the following:

    • Section 1 PACE 1984

    • SOCPA

    • Police and Criminal Powers Act PACE (1984)

    Question 2 of 10

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    What is the purpose of stop and search?

    Select one of the following:

    • To give more power to the police

    • So that police officers can check out any suspicions instead of arresting and taking to station.

    • To give more rights to citizens.

    Question 3 of 10

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    What is meant by "public place"?

    Select one of the following:

    • streets, car parks and even gardens if suspected person does not live at that address.

    • Anywhere. i.e. houses, streets.

    • only in busy places i.e. town centers

    Question 4 of 10

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    What does CODE A give guidance on and stress?

    Select one of the following:

    • It just gives police simple instructions on stop and search and stresses power.

    • It give guidance and stresses that powers to stop and search MUST be used fairly.

    • It doesn't give guidance or stress anything.

    Question 5 of 10

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    "reasonable grounds for suspecting" gives very wide powers. What do the codes of practice do to be used as safeguards?

    Select one of the following:

    • A,stop and search powers; B, powers to search premises and seize property. C, to deal with detention, treatment and questioning. D, Rules for identification procedures. E, on tape recording interviews. F on videoing interviews. G, on powers of arrest. H, on detention, treatment and questioning of those arrested under s41 Terrorism Act 2000

    • There are no codes of practise

    • COdes A- H just state powers of stop and search

    Question 6 of 10

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    Are there any other safeguards?

    Select one of the following:

    • Yes

    • No

    • Yes. Officers must give name and station; Officer must give reason for search; if outside can only request outer clothing to be removed; officer MUST make a written report straight after; if want to remove further clothing it must be out of public view.

    Question 7 of 10

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    What are the other powers to stop and search?

    Select one of the following:

    • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994. Terrorism Act 2000. Voluntary searches.

    • there are no other powers

    • only the CJPOA

    Question 8 of 10

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    What are the problems with stop and search powers?

    Select one of the following:

    • There are no problems with it.

    • Since PACE stop and searches have increased a significant amount. Also stats show black people are 6 times more likely to be stopped and searched.

    • Everything as it gives too much power to police.

    Question 9 of 10

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    What is the balance of interest factor?

    Select one of the following:

    • London bombing of July 2005. A man avoided detection by leaving the city dressed in a burka.

    • lots of past cases prove that ethnic minorities offend more.

    • there are less numbers in the ethnic minority population

    Question 10 of 10

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    Does stop and search always lead to arrest?

    Select one of the following:

    • NO

    • YES

    • Before 1999, 10% of stop and searches lead to arrest. However 90% (900,000) people were unnecessarily stopped each year.

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