Ed Cape is Professor of Criminal Law and Practice at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the author of Defending Suspects at Police Stations (7th edition due to be published early 2015), a contributor to Blackstone’s Criminal Practice, writes case commentaries for Criminal Law Review, and also writes the bi-annual police station law and practice section of Legal Action. Ed has recently completed a four-country study of suspects’ rights in police detention, published as Inside Police Custody: An Empirical Account of Suspects’ Rights in Four Jurisdictions.
In the past year nearly all of the PACE Codes of Practice have been revised, and further changes are due to be made to Codes C and H in June 2014. Legislative changes have included new provisions on the retention and use of biometric data, detention of terrorist suspects, and stop and search under the Terrorism Act 2000, and further changes are planned for out-of-court disposals. In addition, the courts have made some key decisions covering the arrest, stop and search, the right of access to a solicitor, and juveniles.
The webinar will cover, in particular –
- The revisions to Codes A, B, C, E, F and H, that took effect in October 2013, and in particular the changes resulting from R (HC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, and from the EU Directive on the right to interpretation and translation
- The planned revisions to Codes C and H resulting from the EU Directive on the right to information
- The legislative changes and cases on stop and search, Schedule 7 detention and examination, and the maximum period of detention under the Terrorism Act 2000
- Cases on stop and search, arrest, and the right to legal advice
- Findings from recent research on suspects’ rights in police detention.
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