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admission

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

1 In civil proceedings, a statement by a party to litigation or by his duly authorized agent that is adverse to the party's case. Admissions may be informal (i.e....

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arrest

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N.

The apprehension of a person suspected of criminal activities. Most arrests are made by police officers, although anybody may, under prescribed conditions, effect an arrest. In...

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conditional caution

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A caution which is given in respect of an offence committed by the offender and which has conditions attached to it with which the offender must comply. It is an alternative to prosecution...

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final warning scheme

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

A scheme introduced by s 37 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 aimed at diverting children and young people from their offending behaviour before they enter the court system. The scheme was...

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interrogation

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

N.

The questioning of suspects by the police. Suspects are not obliged to answer such questions (see right of silence), and the right of the police to question suspects is governed...

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investigative interview

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A conversation between an investigator and victims, witnesses, and suspects intended to elicit information. The nationally accepted model of investigative interviewing has five phases and...

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land registration

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Business and Management.

The system of registration of title introduced by the Land Registration Act 1925 and overhauled by the Land Registration Act 2002. Land is registered by reference to a map rather than...

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penalty notice for disorder

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(PND)

A scheme provided for by ss 1 to 11 of the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 which deals specifically with disorderly behaviour and is part of the wider fixed penalty...

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primary detection

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An offence cleared up by charging a person with the offence or administering an official caution or final warning.

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reprimand

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A formal warning to a person under the age of 18 years who has admitted an offence, which replaces the caution for young offenders. Usually an offender will be reprimanded on only one...

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right of silence

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The right of someone charged with an offence or being tried on a criminal charge not to make any statement or give any evidence. Often cited as a prime example of the fairness of the...

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verbal

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Any remarks that an accused person has made in the presence of the police. These are written down by the police and may be read out as evidence at the trial. See also caution.

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