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UK Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
Revision as of 20:24, 12 November 2015 by Webgeek (→Sections / Provisions / Statute)
1984 CHAPTER 60
- 1 Sections / Provisions / Statute
- 1.1 Part I Powers to Stop and Search
- 1.2 Part II Powers of Entry, Search and Seizure
- 1.3 Part III Arrest
- 1.4 Part IV Detention
- 1.5 Part V Questioning and Treatment of Persons by Police
- 1.6 Part VI Codes of Practice—General
- 1.7 Part VII Documentary Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
- 1.8 Part VIII Evidence in Criminal Proceedings—General
- 1.9 Part VIII—supplementary
- 1.10 Part IX Police Complaints and Discipline
- 1.11 Part X Police—General
- 1.12 Part XI Miscellaneous and Supplementary
- 1.13 SCHEDULES
- 2 Related Acts
Sections / Provisions / Statute
Part I Powers to Stop and Search
- Section 1: Power of constable to stop and search persons, vehicles etc.
- Section 2: Provisions relating to search under section 1 and other powers.
- Section 3: Duty to make records concerning searches.
- Section 4: Road checks.
- Section 5: Reports of recorded searches and of road checks.
- Section 6: Statutory undertakers etc.
- Section 7: Part I—supplementary
Part II Powers of Entry, Search and Seizure
- 8. Power of justice of the peace to authorise entry and search of premises.
- 9. Special provisions as to access.
- 10. Meaning of “items subject to legal privilege”.
- 11. Meaning of “excluded material”.
- 12. Meaning of “personal records”.
- 13. Meaning of “journalistic material”.
- 14. Meaning of “special procedure material”.
- 15. Search warrants—safeguards.
- 16. Execution of warrants.
Entry and search without search warrant
- 17. Entry for purpose of arrest etc.
- 18. Entry and search after arrest.
- 19. General power of seizure etc.
- 20. Extension of powers of seizure to computerised information.
- 21. Access and copying.
- 22. Retention.
- 23. Meaning of “premises” etc.
Part III Arrest
- 24. Arrest without warrant: constables
- 24A.Arrest without warrant: other persons
- 25.(1) Where a constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting that...
- 26. Repeal of statutory powers of arrest without warrant or order.
- 27. Fingerprinting of certain offenders.
- 28. Information to be given on arrest.
- 29. Voluntary attendance at police station etc.
- 30. Arrest elsewhere than at police station.
- 30A.Bail elsewhere than at police station
- 30B.Bail under section 30A: notices
- 30C.Bail under section 30A: supplemental
- 30CA.Bail under section 30A: variation of conditions by police
- 30CB.Bail under section 30A: variation of conditions by court
- 30D.Failure to answer to bail under section 30A
- 31. Arrest for further offence.
- 32. Search upon arrest.
- 33. Execution of warrant not in possession of constable.
Part IV Detention
Detention—conditions and duration
- 34. Limitations on police detention.
- 35. Designated police stations.
- 36. Custody officers at police stations.
- 37. Duties of custody officer before charge.
- 37B.Consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions
- 37C.Breach of bail following release under section 37(7)(a)
- 37CA.Breach of bail following release under section 37(7)(b)
- 37D.Release on bail under section 37: further provision
- 38. Duties of custody officer after charge.
- 39. Responsibilities in relation to persons detained.
- 40. Review of police detention.
- 40A. Use of telephone for review under s. 40
- 41. Limits on period of detention without charge.
- 42. Authorisation of continued detention.
- 43. Warrants of further detention.
- 44. Extension of warrants of further detention.
- 45. Detention before charge—supplementary.
- 45A. Use of video-conferencing facilities for decisions about detention
- 46. Detention after charge.
- 46ZA.Persons granted live link bail
- 46A. Power of arrest for failure to answer to police bail.
- 47. Bail after arrest.
- 47A. Early administrative hearings conducted by justices’ clerks.
- 48. Remands to police detention.
- 49. Police detention to count towards custodial sentence.
- 50. Records of detention.
- 51. Savings.
- 52. Children.
Part V Questioning and Treatment of Persons by Police
- 53. Abolition of certain powers of constables to search persons.
- 54. Searches of detained persons.
- 54A. Searches and examination to ascertain identity
- 54B.Searches of persons answering to live link bail
- 54C.Power to retain articles seized
- 55.Intimate searches
- 55A.X-rays and ultrasound scans
- 56. Right to have someone informed when arrested.
- 57. Additional rights of children and young persons.
- 58. Access to legal advice.
- 59.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- 60. Tape-recording of interviews.
- 60A. Visual recording of interviews
- 61A.Impressions of footwear
- 62. Intimate samples.
- 63.Other samples.
- 63A. Fingerprints and samples: supplementary provisions.
- 63B. Testing for presence of Class A drugs.
- 63C. Testing for presence of Class A drugs: supplementary.
- 64. Destruction of fingerprints and samples.
- 64ZA.Destruction of samples
- 64ZB.Destruction of data given voluntarily
- 64ZC.Destruction of data relating to a person subject to a control order
- 64ZD.Destruction of data relating to persons not convicted
- 64ZE.Destruction of data relating to persons under 18 not convicted: recordable offences other than qualifying offences
- 64ZF.Destruction of data relating to persons under 16 not convicted: qualifying offences
- 64ZG.Destruction of data relating to persons aged 16 or 17 not convicted: qualifying offences
- 64ZH.Destruction of data relating to persons under 18 convicted of a recordable offence other than a qualifying offence
- 64ZI.Sections 64ZB to 64ZH: supplementary provision
- 64ZJ.Destruction of fingerprints taken under section 61(6A)
- 64ZK.Retention for purposes of national security
- 64ZL.Retention with consent
- 64ZM.Destruction of copies, and notification of destruction
- 64ZN.Use of retained material
- 64A. Photographing of suspects etc.
- 65. Part V—supplementary.
- 65A.Qualifying offence”
Part VI Codes of Practice—General
- 66. Codes of practice.
- 67. Codes of practice—supplementary.
Part VII Documentary Evidence in Criminal Proceedings
- 68.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- 69. Evidence from computer records.
- 70. Provisions supplementary to sections 68 and 69.
- 71. Microfilm copies.
- 72. Part VII—supplementary.
Part VIII Evidence in Criminal Proceedings—General
Convictions and acquittals
- 73. Proof of convictions and acquittals.
- 74. Conviction as evidence of commission of offence.
- 75. Provisions supplementary to section 74.
- 76. Confessions.
- 76A.Confessions may be given in evidence for co-accused
- 77. Confessions by mentally handicapped persons.
- 78. Exclusion of unfair evidence.
- 79. Time for taking accused’s evidence.
- 80.Competence and compellability of accused’s spouse or civil partner.
- 80A.Rule where accused’s spouse or civil partner not compellable.
- 81. Advance notice of expert evidence in Crown Court.
- 82. Part VIII— interpretation.
Part IX Police Complaints and Discipline
The Police Complaints Authority
- 83. Establishment of the Police Complaints Authority.
Handling of complaints etc.
- 84. Preliminary.
- 85. Investigation of complaints: standard procedure.
- 86. Investigation of complaints against senior officers.
- 87. References of complaints to Authority.
- 88. References of other matters to Authority.
- 89. Supervision of investigations by Authority.
- 90. Steps to be taken after investigation—general.
- 91. Steps to be taken where accused has admitted charges.
- 92. Powers of Authority to direct reference of reports etc. to Director of Public Prosecutions.
- 93. Powers of Authority as to disciplinary charges.
- 94. Disciplinary tribunals.
- 95. Information as to the manner of dealing with complaints etc.
- 96. Constabularies maintained by authorities other than police authorities.
- 97. Reports.
- 98. Restrictions on disclosure of information.
- 99. Regulations.
- 100. Regulations—supplementary.
Amendments of discipline provisions
- 101. Discipline regulations
- 102. Representation at disciplinary proceedings.
- 103. Disciplinary appeals.
- 104. Restrictions on subsequent proceedings.
- 105. Guidelines concerning discipline, complaints, etc.
Part X Police—General
- 106. Arrangements for obtaining the views of the community on policing.
- 107. Police officers performing duties of higher rank.
- 108. Deputy chief constables.
- 109. Amendments relating to Police Federations.
- 110. Functions of special constables in Scotland.
- 111. Regulations for Police Forces and Police Cadets—Scotland.
- 112. Metropolitan police officers.
Part XI Miscellaneous and Supplementary
- 113.Application of Act to Armed Forces.
- 114.Application of Act to Revenue and Customs
- 114A. Power to apply Act to officers of the Secretary of State etc.
- 115. Expenses.
- 116. Meaning of “serious arrestable offence”.
- 117. Power of constable to use reasonable force.
- 118. General interpretation.
- 119. Amendments and repeals.
- 120. Extent.
- 121. Commencement.
- 122. Short title.
- SCHEDULE 1: Special Procedure
- SCHEDULE 1A: Specific offences which are arrestable offences
- SCHEDULE 2
- SCHEDULE 2A: Fingerprinting and samples: power to require attendance at police station
- SCHEDULE 3
- SCHEDULE 4
- SCHEDULE 5
- SCHEDULE 6: Minor and Consequential Amendments
- SCHEDULE 7