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Covert Policing: Law and Practice 2nd ed isbn 9780198725756

Covert Policing: Law and Practice

ISBN13: 9780199289103
New Edition ISBN: 9780198725756
Published: February 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Covert Policing: Law and Practice is a comprehensive review of the law governing covert policing activities, undertaken by law enforcement and other public authorities. It sets out the framework within which covert policing operations should be planned and managed to enable practitioners working for either the defence or prosecution to critically consider the legality and propriety of evidence obtained in cases where covert policing resources have been deployed, including applications for Public Interest Immunity.

  • Provides a step by step guide to RIPA 2000, clearly broken down into separate chapters for each main aspect of the legislation
  • Clearly explains the interpretation of provisions as set out by the courts and identifies the key principles emanating from cases
  • Highlights the particular vulnerabilities and anomalies of surveillance and covert policing work to assist practitioners in developing and testing interpretative arguments

Police and Public Order Law
Part 1
1. Introduction
2. Approaching and Understanding RIPA and Intrusive Investigations
3. Human Rights Principles
Part 2
4. Substantive Legislation
5. The Interception of Communications
6. Surveillance
7. Covert Human Intelligence Sources
8. Other Parts of the Act
9. Intrusive Investigations, Exclusion of Evidence and the Doctrine of Abuse of Process
Part 3
10. Practical Application of the Law
Part 4: Appendices