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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

The podcast gives an overview of the key issues that surround Police Powers and Actions Against the Police. It will examine the most recent case law and also the changes to PACE proposed by the Home Office in August 2008. The key areas of examination in this podcast (Part 2) include the PACE review proposals relating to questioning after charge, bail, miscarriages of justice, deaths in custody and the House of Lords' case of Van Colle.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the Court of Appeal's view on the DPP's power to give statutory guidance on charging as discussed in the case of G v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2008] 1 WLR 550;
  • Know the changes proposed to bail by the PACE Review;
  • Understand the rules pertaining to miscarriages of justices;
  • Know the recent ruling in the case of R (Raissi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] 3 WLR 375;
  • Understand when compensation is paid to victims of a miscarriage of justice;
  • Know the recent cases that have dealt with the issue of deaths in police custody;
  • Understand the recent House of Lords case of Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police [2008] 3 WLR 593.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • G v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2008] 1 WLR 550;
  • R (Raissi) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] 3 WLR 375;
  • R (Bhatt Murphy) v Secretary of State [2008] EWCA Civ 755;
  • R (Mullen) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2004] UKHL 18;
  • R (Allen, formerly Harris) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] EWCA Civ 808;
  • R (Saunders) v IPCC [2008] EWHC 2372 (Admin);
  • Van Colle v Chief Constable of the Hertfordshire Police [2008] 3 WLR 593;
  • Osman v United Kingdom App No 23452/94, 28 October 1998;
  • Hill v Chief Constable of the West Yorkshire Police [1989] 1 AC 53;
  • Brooks v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and others [2005] UKHL 24.

In this second podcast in our two-part series on Police Powers and Actions Against the Police, we interview Stephen Cragg, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. The podcast reviews some of the areas of interest in the case law relating to the criminal justice system and police powers. It also looks at the proposed changes to PACE in the Home Office Consultation paper of August 2008, entitled the 'PACE Review: Government proposals to the Review of PACE 1984.' The key areas of examination in this podcast (Part 2) include the PACE review proposals relating to questioning after charge, bail, miscarriages of justice, deaths in custody and the House of Lords' case of Van Colle.

Podcast Added: 13/02/2009

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