The Law of Entry, Search, and Seizure

The Law of Entry, Search, and Seizure

by Richard Stone
     
 

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In recent years, the law relating to entry, search and seizure has undergone major change. Significant legislation, including the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, has led to the amendment and abolition of powers, creating a complex and dynamic legal landscape. What powers are available? Who may use them? And under what circumstances?

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In recent years, the law relating to entry, search and seizure has undergone major change. Significant legislation, including the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, has led to the amendment and abolition of powers, creating a complex and dynamic legal landscape. What powers are available? Who may use them? And under what circumstances?

A practical guide to the powers available in both criminal and civil proceedings, The Law of Entry, Search and Seizure offers comprehensive analysis of the powers available to the police and other officials in light of all the relevant legislation. It contains exhaustive treatment of police powers both at common law and under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and subsequent legislation such as the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act 2005, including powers of personal search as well as searches of premises. The book also covers the powers of many other officials, such as the HM Revenue and Customs, trading standards officers, and the powers of central and local government officers.

Focusing in particular on the most commonly-used powers, but with reference to others which are available, this new edition offers expert analysis of the ways in which powers are typically used, and the constraints which exist in relation to them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199660407
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/05/2013
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Stone is Professor of Law at the University of Lincoln, where he was Head of the Law School between 2003 and 2009. Over the past 30 years he has taught at a variety of higher education institutions, including Leicester University (where he held the positions of Head of Department and Dean), Nottingham Trent University (where he was Dean of the Law School), and the Inns of Court School of Law (where he was Principal). Richard's main research interests lie in the areas of civil liberties and human rights.

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