Serious Crime Act 2007: chapter 27, explanatory notes
The Serious Crime Act 2007 has a number of measures designed to improve the processes used by police and other authorities to identify, find, arrest and prosecute serious offenders. They include: new powers for police to stop and search for weapons in areas where violent crime has occurred; allowing courts to impose restrictions on those proven to be involved in serious crime; more information sharing between public and private sectors; makes encouraging or assisting somebody committing a crime an offence; merges elements of the Assets Recovery Agency with the Serious Organised Crime Agency; facilitates seizing proceeds of crime; extends HM Revenue and Customs surveillance powers to combat organised tax fraud
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