This publication is written in an easy-to-use dictionary format and provides a concise reference guide to the vast range of criminal offences in England and Wales. It covers the powers of arrest, search and seizure available to police officers in dealing with offenders. This fully updated edition contains information on over 800 offences from over 200 Acts, Orders and Regulations. Entries are listed under keyword subject headings and a standard format is given for each: details of relevant offences and the Acts contravened, the maximum sentence applicable; the relevant police powers available; and definitions, notes and references. The book is written for use by operational police officers, special constables and those with an interest in policing law.
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Offences, defences, police powers and punishment
All you need to know about the laws of England and Wales as they are likely to affect you - driving law, animal law, the law relating to children, firearms, sexual offences, trespass, wildlife and much, much more. This book details over 500 offences and includes legal defences, police powers and the powers of the courts to punish. And all within 200 pages. This is not just a book for police officers but should interest anyone connected with, or studying, the criminal justice system in the U.K. It is also a useful aid to anyone falling foul of British law.
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Book Description Stationery Office Books (TSO), 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-004-62-5309105