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GCSE Law (ELS) Quiz on Police Powers: Powers of Arrest, created by nings.doyle9418 on 06/04/2015.

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Police Powers: Powers of Arrest

Question 1 of 15

1

What does section 24 of PACE cover?

Select one of the following:

  • Arrest with a warrant.

  • Arrest without a warrant.

Explanation

Question 2 of 15

1

Which section of which act changed s24 PACE?

Select one of the following:

  • S110 Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

  • S60 Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

  • S110 Criminal Justice 2003

Explanation

Question 3 of 15

1

What does s24 PACE say?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Police may arrest a person where an offence:
    -has/may have been committed
    -is/may be being committed
    -is about to be committed

  • Police may arrest a person where an offence:
    -has/may have been committed
    -is/may be being committed

  • Police must have a warrant to arrest people

Explanation

Question 4 of 15

1

The police also need reasonable suspicion for an arrest under s24 PACE

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 5 of 15

1

The necessity test puts limits on when an arrest is necessary. Which of the following is NOT an occasion where it would be necessary to arrest someone?

Select one of the following:

  • To ascertain the person's name and address.

  • To take a photo of the person

  • To prevent the person causing physical injury to self or others.

  • Prevent the person disappearing which would hinder the prosecution.

Explanation

Question 6 of 15

1

Which Code of PACE covers arrest under s24 PACE?

Select one of the following:

  • Code G

  • Code A

  • Code C

Explanation

Question 7 of 15

1

What does the code for arrest under s24 PACE explain?

Select one of the following:

  • Guidelines for arrests without a warrant

  • Guidelines of police uniforms

  • A compilation of cases where a person was arrested without a warrant.

Explanation

Question 8 of 15

1

Section 28 PACE states that a person being arrested must be told the grounds for their arrest. Code G says that this must be in clear, non-technical terms.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 9 of 15

1

What information must the police have to apply for a warrant to arrest a person?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Reason

  • Phone number

  • Picture/ ID

  • Driving licence

Explanation

Question 10 of 15

1

Which section of which act allows the police to apply for a warrant to arrest a person?

Select one of the following:

  • s1 Magistrates' Court Act 1980

  • s1-7 Magistrates' Court Act 1980

  • s24 PACE 1984

Explanation

Question 11 of 15

1

Which section of which act allows the police to arrest a person for breaching their bail?

Select one of the following:

  • s46 PACE, created by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

  • s24 PACE

  • S1 Magistrates' Court Act 1980

Explanation

Question 12 of 15

1

Section 26 PACE allows the police to arrest some for breaching the peace?

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 13 of 15

1

What criteria were set by Bibby v Chief Constable of Essex Police (2000) with regards to arrests for breach of the peace?

Select one or more of the following:

  • There must be a sufficiently real and present threat that can justify the person loosing their liberty

  • The threat must come from the person being arrested.

  • The person's conduct must interfere with the rights of other people.

  • The person's conduct must be unreasonable.

  • The person's volume must be over 90 dB.

  • The person being arrested does not have to be the one making the noise but is in charge of the event.

  • At least 7 people must complain

Explanation

Question 14 of 15

1

It can be argued that the necessity test gives too much power to police. Some people say that it can be argued that it is always necessary to arrest a person.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation

Question 15 of 15

1

Changes to PACE by s110 of SOCPA 2005 means that police can arrest for ANY offence and Code G gives officers an enormous degree of discretion on when they can/should use these powers.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Explanation