Human Rights in the Investigation and Prosecution of Crime

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Madeleine Colvin, Andrea Hopkins, Jonathan Cooper
Oxford University Press, Nov 12, 2009 - Law - 575 pages
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This new book is partly based on an earlier book, Criminal Justice, Police Powers and Human Rights (Blackstone's, 2001), which was published immediately after the Human Rights Act came into force. The subsequent developments in the criminal justice/human rights field have been so numerous, that a new dedicated text on the subject is required as opposed to just a new edition of the authors' previous book. This new book provides a detailed and practical analysis of the impact of UK human rights law on the investigation and prosecution of crime. It deals systematically with the various stages of investigation, arrest and detention in police custody, court procedure, evidence, sentencing, and appeals. The narrative provides a comprehensive, in-depth examination of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), looking in detail at the relationship between human rights and police investigatory and surveillance powers. The book is aimed directly at practitioners, and is logically divided into chapters dealing with a particular aspect of human rights in relation to the criminal process, including; the interception of communications and surveillance and intelligence issues; arrest and detention; bail; disclosure; mental health and capacity; sentencing; the rights of victims; extradition; and proceeds of crime.
  

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Contents

Table of Legislation
xlix
Table of Codes of Practice
lxv
Editor Biographies
lxvii
Contributor Biographies
lxix
1 Introduction
1
2 An Introduction to Covert Policing
23
Police Act 1997 Pt III
35
the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Pt I
51
11 Fair Trial
251
12 The Media
285
13 Evidence
311
14 SelfIncrimination the Right to Silence and the Reverse Burden of Proof
347
15 Extradition
377
16 Mental Health and Capacity
397
17 Obligation to Prevent Crime and to Protect and Provide Redress to Victims of Crime
423
18 Victims of Crime and the Criminal Justice System
447

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Pt II
87
6 Powers to Stop Search Enter and Seize
113
7 Arrest and Detention
157
8 Collection and Retention of Personal Data
185
9 Bail
207
10 Disclosure
229
19 Sentence
469
20 The Application of the ECHR to Appeals
507
Appendix
527
Index
553
Copyright

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About the author (2009)


Madeleine Colvin is a Human Rights Consultant.
Jonathan Cooper O.B.E. is based at Doughty Street Chambers and is a leading name in the field of human rights law.

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