Police powers to stop and search

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

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Question 1

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What sets out the police powers?
Answer
  • Section 1 PACE 1984
  • SOCPA
  • Police and Criminal Powers Act PACE (1984)

Question 2

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What is the purpose of stop and search?
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  • 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

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What is meant by "public place"?
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  • 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

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What does CODE A give guidance on and stress?
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  • 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

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

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Are there any other safeguards?
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  • 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

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What are the other powers to stop and search?
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  • 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

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What are the problems with stop and search powers?
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  • 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

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What is the balance of interest factor?
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  • 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

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Does stop and search always lead to arrest?
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  • NO
  • YES
  • Before 1999, 10% of stop and searches lead to arrest. However 90% (900,000) people were unnecessarily stopped each year.