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date: 02 December 2023

6 p. 175Identification: Part V, Code Dlocked

6 p. 175Identification: Part V, Code Dlocked

  • Paul Ozin
  •  and Heather Norton


This chapter discusses Part V of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 that contains important sections dealing with procedures that identify the suspect as the offender. It looks at the methods by which a suspect may be identified. It also cites amendments to PACE provided for by the Crime and Security Act 2010 that give the police additional powers to take fingerprints and DNA samples from people arrested, charged, or convicted of a recordable offence. The chapter mentions proposed amendments to Section 64 of PACE contained in Section 14 of the Crime and Security Act 2010. It covers comprehensive provisions concerning the identification of a suspect by witnesses that are found in Code D, which concerns the principal methods used by police to identify people in connection with the investigation of offences and the keeping of accurate and reliable criminal records.

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