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What is the main piece of legislation that governs police powers?

Outside the statute- PACE

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Once a person has been detained, what essential right do they have that can be delayed in some circumstances?

Right to inform someone of the detention

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Which case supports the right you have been given to inform someone of your detention?

R v Samuels

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Who is responsible for you whilst you are in detention?

Custody Officer

4

Monitored whilst in custody

Food- 2 meals and 1 main meal

5

Copy or whilst in detention?

Codes of Practice

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For a non-serious offence what is the 'normal' maximum period that can be authorised by the police?

24 hours

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What is the 'police authorised' maximum detention period for a serious offence- when authorised by a high ranking officer?

36 hours

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Who can authorise detention beyond the police maximum for a serious offence?

Magistrates

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What is the maximum period of detention that can be authorised by Magistrates?

96 hours

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How long can someone be detained under the Terrorism legislation?

14 days

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What should a detainee by given before being interviewed?

Caution

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What important safeguard can be used to refer back to what has been said during the interview?

Tape recording

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Physical conditions of the interview that a detainee can expect?

Heated, lit room

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What vital right is available free of charge during an interview although it can be delayed in exceptional circumstances?

Right to free legal advice

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If you are under 17, vulnerable or mentally ill what right are you entitled to?

Appropriate adult

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Another form of support available in an interview?

Interpreter

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What must the police have before you ate subjected to any form or search?

Reasonable grounds

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Safeguards detainee has while being 'strip searched'?

Searched by those of the same sex

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Intimate search

Only authorised by a high ranking officer in order to search for drugs or weapons and must be carried out by a doctor or nurse

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Regulatory/statutory samples

Roadside breath specimens
Blood and/or urine samples

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Non intimate samples

Fingerprints
Saliva
DNA swabs
Samples or hair from the head

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What can the police use if necessary to take non intimate samples?

Reasonable force

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What kind of samples can generally only be taken with permission and must be taken by a medically qualified person?

Intimate sample

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Intimate sample

Blood

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What happens to samples gained if the detainee is not charged?

Destroyed

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What happens to evidence gained by the police in breach of the safeguards?

Inadmissible at court

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Who would you complain to about the police if it was not a serious complaint?

Ranking officer- sergeant

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Who should serious complaints be referred to?

IPCC