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Civil Actions Against the Police 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781847038586
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421944706
To be Published: October 2021
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £185.00

Civil Actions Against the Police provides comprehensive analysis of the civil rights and remedies for police misconduct. It covers complaints against the police as well as the practice and procedure of bringing a claim. It provides detailed explanation of both the traditional tort actions that can be brought against the police and other actions such as interfering with land and goods.

The new edition incorporates major recent developments, including important case law in areas such as false imprisonment, police powers in relation to public order, negligence, and obligations under the Human Rights Act.

  • Covers all possible actions against the police in one place
  • Guides the practitioner through the various stages of bringing an action, from initial complaints procedure through to discovery and trial
  • Provides detailed explanation of the traditional tort actions that may be brought against the police
  • Deals with other actions such as breach of confidence and misfeasance in a public office, data protection and Human Rights Act claims
  • Goes through the damages available
  • Details other remedies such as injunctions, declarations, claimant’s remedies in relation to goods, property to which the police make no claim and habeas corpus
  • Includes coverage of the PACE Codes
  • Fully up-to-date with important recent case law and changes to the legal framework of complaints against the police

Police and Public Order Law, Tort Law
Introduction: Policing and the citizen.
The legal status and organisation of the police.
Complaints against the police.
Practice and procedure.
International torts to the person.
Police powers over the person: arrest, detention and other miscellaneous powers.
Interfering with land and goods.
Lawful justifications for entry, search and seizure.
Malicious prosecution and related action.
Police surveillance and information gathering.
Misfeasance and other civil actions.
Discrimination claims.
Judicial review of police decisions.
Other remedies.
The Human Rights Act.