The Police Station Adviser’s Index
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Author: Brian Spiro; Steven Bird
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Format: Book
Status: Live on Westlaw UK

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Fully up to date with the latest legislation including the latest PACE Codes and changes made by the Terrorism Act 2006, The Police Station Adviser’s Index:

  • Looks at the law and procedure and offers practical hints and guidance on all areas an adviser is likely to encounter
  • Covers preparing for interview, bail, identification procedures, the right to silence, complaints, custody records, fingerprints and records, terrorist suspects and warrants of further detention
  • Goes through each topic in alphabetical order for ease of use and reference
  • Offers an account of the law; detailing the practice and procedure in how the law operates with step by step guidance
  • Discusses the most common problems that arise, suggesting methods of dealing with them, and giving other professional tips
  • Includes helpful marginal instructions and a shaded tabs index to allow the user to find information easily when under pressure
  • Sets out the different stages a solicitor or police adviser must take in handy bulleted lists
  • Examines in detail the processes for interviewing Juvenile Suspects, Terrorist Suspects and Mentally
  • Disordered Suspects – a separate chapter is provided on each special category of suspect
  • Provides clear guidance on all immigration aspects, including the role of interpreter
  • Goes through the complete process of information gathering – from requests for samples (intimate, non-intimate and handwriting), fingerprints, identification and other such procedures
  • Makes it clear how the new PACE Codes of Practice need to be interpreted
  • Contains the most up to date case decisions: R v Howell; R v Hoare and Pierce, R v Beckles, Al Fayed and others v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and R (R) v Durham Constabulary and another
  • Discusses important changes introduced by recent legislation such as Terrorism Act 2006, changes to immigration law and procedure resulting from the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants etc) Act 2004 and Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (Procedure) Rules 2005 will be covered, as well as changes to bail and serious arrestable offences