An Update on PACE and the Codes of Practice
The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and the accompanying codes of practice outline police powers to fight crime and cover stop and search, arrest, detention, investigation, identification and interviewing detainees.
They also enshrine the freedom and rights of the public, which is why PACE and the Codes of Practice must be the cornerstone of any legal advisor’s knowledge if they are to adequately advise and assist clients at the police station.
Essential for anyone undertaking the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS) and particularly those who must complete the Written Exam, this course offers a practical discussion of police station advice and will deal with matters including the level of disclosure required and the ‘rights’ of the legal adviser at the police station.
Delivered in an easily digestible format by criminal practitioner and lecturer Colin Beaumont, this 60-minute webinar will discuss some common police station problems including issues relating to samples, the position on fingerprints and what you need to be aware of when dealing with Section 18 house searches.
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