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PACE – A Practical guide to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 | Blackstone's Police

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

Paul Ozin  and Heather Norton
Published in Print:26 March 2019 Published Online:23 August 2023
Publisher:Oxford University Press


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 (PACE) 1984 and its Codes of Practice. The fifth edition includes all amendments to the Codes of Practice since the last edition, as well as the full text of the Act and Codes of Practice. Explanatory chapters have been updated in line with legislative changes, including the wide-ranging effect of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. With the aid of checklists, flow-charts, and illustrative examples, this book gives 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.

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