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date: 02 December 2023

5 p. 157Treatment: Part Vlocked

5 p. 157Treatment: Part Vlocked

  • Paul Ozin
  •  and Heather Norton


This chapter analyzes Part V of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, which encompasses disparate but important provisions relating to the rights and treatment of detainees, interviews, and identification. It highlights Sections 53 to 55 of Part V that provide for the detainee to be searched to ascertain what items the person searched is in possession of and to assist in identifying the detained person. It also covers Sections 61 to 64 that provide the police with power to take fingerprints, impressions of footwear, intimate and other samples, photographs, and to test the detainee for the presence of Class A drugs. The chapter talks about giving rights to the detainee, notably the right to have someone informed of their arrest. It points out that sections of Part V that deal with detainees' rights and treatment are expanded in Code C of the Codes of Practice.

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