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Regulating Policing: The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Past, Present and Future

Edited by: Ed Cape, Richard Young

ISBN13: 9781841138619
Published: September 2008
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.99

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The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) was an innovative and controversial attempt to regulate the investigation of crime. Two decades on, it now operates in a very different context than in the mid-1980s. Whilst legal advice has become established as a basic right of those arrested and detained by the police, the police service has become both increasingly professionalised but also increasingly driven by government objectives and targets. The Crown Prosecution Service, originally established to separate prosecution from investigation, is now becoming involved in the investigative process with the power to make charge decisions.

Although the basic structure of PACE has survived, almost continual revision and amendment has resulted in a markedly different creature than that which was originally enacted. Further changes are imminent as the government has embarked on a further review of PACE, promising to 're-focus the investigation and evidence gathering processes [to deliver] 21st century policing powers to meet the demands of 21st century crime'.

Police and Public Order Law
Ed Cape and Richard Young
Authorize and Regulate: A Comparative Perspective on the Rise and Fall of a Regulatory Strategy
David Dixon
Can coercive powers be effectively controlled or regulated?
Andrew Sanders
PACE: A View From The Custody Suite
John Coppen
Keeping PACE? Some front line policing perspectives
John Long
Tipping the Scales of Justice?: A Review of the Impact of PACE on the Police, Due Process and the Search for Truth 1984-2006
Barbara Wilding
Street Policing After PACE: The Drift to Summary Justice
Richard Young
PACE then and now: 21 years of 're-balancing'
Ed Cape
The role of defence lawyers in a 're-balanced' system
Anthony Edwards
Police and Prosecutors after PACE: The Road from Case Construction to Case Disposal
John Jackson