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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Provisions for Combatting Crime and Disorder.

      1. Chapter 1: On the spot penalties for disorderly behaviour (Sections 1 to 11)

        1. Sections 1 to 6

        2. Section 1: Offences leading to penalties on the spot

        3. Section 2: Penalty notices

        4. Section 3: Amount of penalty and form of penalty notice

        5. Section 4: Effect of penalty notice

        6. Section 5: General restriction on proceedings

        7. Section 6: Secretary of State’s guidance

        8. Section 7: Payment of penalty

        9. Sections 8 and 9: Registration certificates and Registration of sums payable in default

        10. Section 10: Enforcement

      2. Chapter 2: Provisions for combatting alcohol-related disorder (Sections 12 to 32)

        1. Alcohol consumption in designated public places

        2. Closure of licensed premises

        3. Closure of unlicensed premises

        4. Test purchasing

        5. Offences of permitting drunkenness and disorder in licensed premises and selling to drunken people

          1. Section 12: Alcohol consumption in designated public places

          2. Section 13: Designated public places

          3. Section 14: Places which are not designated public places

          4. Section 15: Effect of sections 12 to 14 on byelaws

          5. Section 16: Interpretation of sections 13 to 15

          6. Section 17: Closure of certain licensed premises due to disorder or disturbance

          7. Section 18: Amendments consequential on section 17

          8. Section 19: Closure notices

          9. Section 20: Application for closure orders

          10. Section 21: Closure orders

          11. Section 22: Termination of certain closure orders

          12. Section 23: Discharge of closure orders by the court

          13. Section 24: Appeals

          14. Section 25: Enforcement

          15. Section 26: Offences by body corporate

          16. Section 27: Service of notices

          17. Section 28: Sections 19-27: interpretation

          18. Section 29: Confiscation of alcohol containers from young persons

          19. Section 30: Sale of intoxicating liquor to a person under eighteen

          20. Section 31: Enforcement of certain offences relating to underage drinking

          21. Section 32: Drunkenness or disorder on licensed premises

      3. Chapter 3: Other provisions for combatting crime

        1. Travel restrictions on drug trafficking offenders

        2. Use of controlled drugs on premises

        3. Intimidating, harming and threatening witnesses

        4. Further provision about intimidation

          1. Police Directions stopping the harassment of a person in his home

        5. Malicious communications

        6. Addresses of directors and secretaries of companies

        7. Advertisements relating to prostitution

        8. Local child curfew schemes

          1. Section 33: Power to make travel restriction orders

          2. Section 34: Meaning of “drug trafficking offence”

          3. Section 35: Revocation and suspension of a travel restriction order

          4. Section 36: Offences of contravening orders

          5. Section 37: Saving for powers to remove a person from the United Kingdom

          6. Section 38: Permitting use of controlled drugs on premises

          7. Section 39: Intimidation of witnesses

          8. Section 40: Harming witnesses

          9. Section 42: Police Directions stopping the harassment of a person in his home

          10. Section 43: Malicious communications

          11. Section 44: Collective Harrassment

          12. Section 45: Addresses of directors and secretaries of companies

          13. Section 46: Placing of advertisement relating to prostitution

          14. Section 47: Application of section 46 by order to public structures

          15. Section 48: Extension of child curfews to older children

          16. Section 49: Power for police to make schemes

    2. Part 2: Powers of seizure

      1. Outline of proposals

        1. Section 50: Additional powers of seizure from premises

        2. Section 51: Additional powers of seizure from the person

        3. Section 52: Notice of exercise of power under section 50 or 51

        4. Section 53: Examination and return of property seized under s. 50 or 51

        5. Section 54: Obligation to return items subject to legal privilege

        6. Section 55: Obligation to return excluded and special procedure material

        7. Section 56: Property seized by constables

        8. Section 57: Retention of seized items

        9. Section 58: Person to whom seized property is to be returned

        10. Section 59: Application to appropriate judicial authority

        11. Section 60: Cases where duty to secure arises

        12. Section 61: Duty to secure

        13. Section 62: Use of inextricably linked property

        14. Section 63: Copies

        15. Section 64: Meaning of “appropriate judicial authority”

        16. Section 65: Meaning of “legal privilege”

        17. Section 66: Interpretation of Part 2

        18. Section 67: Application to customs officers

        19. Section 68: Application to Scotland

        20. Section 69: Application to powers designated by order

        21. Section 70:Consequential applications and amendments of enactments

    3. Schedule 2: Provisions supplementary to Part 2

      1. Part I: Modifications of enactments

      2. Part 2: Consequential amendments

        1. Code of Practice and Crown Court Rules

      3. Part 3: Police and Criminal Evidence and the Terrorism Act

        1. Arrestable Offences

        2. Importation of indecent or obscene material

        3. Detention and arrest

        4. Authorisation for delay in notifying arrest

        5. Use of video links for proceedings for extending Terrorism Act detention

        6. Visual recording of interviews

        7. Codes of Practice

        8. Fingerprints and DNA

        9. Authority for intimate searches

        10. Samples

        11. Power to apply 1984 Act Provisions

        12. Execution of process in other domestic jurisdictions

          1. Section 71: Arrestable offences

          2. Section 72: Importation of indecent or obscene material

          3. Section 73: Use of video and telephone links for decisions about detention

          4. Section 75: Video links for proceedings about Terrorism Act detention

          5. Section 76: Visual recording of interviews

          6. Section 77: Codes of practice

          7. Section 78: Taking fingerprints

          8. Section 80: Samples

          9. Section 81: Speculative searches

          10. Section 82: Restrictions on use and destruction of fingerprints and samples

          11. Section 83: Provision for Northern Ireland corresponding to s.82

          12. Section 84: Amendment of Terrorism Act 2000 equivalent to s.82

          13. Section 85: Power to apply 1984 Act provisions

          14. Section 86: Process for obtaining excluded and special procedure material

      4. Part 4: Police Training

        1. Sections 87 to 96: The Central Police Training and Development Authority

        2. Section 87: Establishment of the Authority

    4. Schedule 3:The Central Police Training and Development Authority

      1. Paragraph 1: Constitution of the Authority

      2. Paragraphs 2 and 3: Disqualification

      3. Paragraphs 4 to 7: Tenure of office

      4. Paragraph 8: Eligibility for re-appointment

      5. Paragraph 9: Remuneration, pensions of members

      6. Paragraph 10: Members of staff of the Authority

      7. Paragraphs 11 and 12: Staff remuneration and pensions

      8. Paragraph 13: Status of chief executive and staff members as constables

      9. Paragraph 14: Liability for acts of police members of staff

      10. Paragraph 15: Committees

      11. Paragraph 16: Delegation to committees

      12. Paragraphs 17 to 19: Proceedings

      13. Paragraphs 20 and 21: Application of seal and evidence

      14. Paragraph 22: Status

      15. Paragraph 23 to 26: Money

      16. Section 85: Functions of the Authority

      17. Section 89: Setting of objectives by the Secretary of State

      18. Section 90: The Authority’s annual objectives

      19. Section 91: The Setting of performance targets

      20. Section 92: Training and development plans.

      21. Section 93: Inspections of the Authority

      22. Section 94: Power to require reports from the Authority

      23. Section 95: Annual reports

      24. Section 96: Secretary of State’s duty to promote efficiency of Authority

      25. Sections 97 to 99: Other provisions about training

      26. Section 97: Regulations for police forces

      27. Section 98: Directions after inspection identifies training needs

      28. Section 99: Joint provision of training

      29. Sections 100-101: Orders and regulations and interpretations of terms

      30. Section 102 and Schedule 4: Consequential amendments relating to police training

      31. Paragraph 1: The Public Records Act 1958

      32. Paragraph 2: The Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967

      33. Paragraph 3: The Superannuation Act 1972

      34. Paragraph 4: The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975

      35. Paragraph 5: The Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975

      36. Paragraph 6: Amendments of Police Pensions Act 1976

      37. Paragraph 7: The Police Act 1966

      38. Paragraph 8: The Freedom of Information Act 2000

      39. Section 103: Transitional arrangements relating to Authority’s establishment

      40. Part 5: Police Organisation

        1. Police Authorities

        2. Constitution of the Service Authorities, Financial Provisions, and Directors General for and

        3. Police Ranks

        4. Pensions for members of and

        5. Pensions for staff

          1. Section 104: Vice-chairmen

          2. Section 105: Political balance on police authorities

          3. Section 106: Removal of age qualification for membership

          4. Section 107: Payment of allowances to authority members

          5. Section 108: Number and appointment of the members

    5. Schedule 5: The Service Authorities for and

      1. Paragraph 2

      2. Paragraph 3

      3. Paragraph 4

      4. Paragraph 5

      5. Paragraph 6

      6. Paragraph 7

      7. Paragraph 8

      8. Paragraph 9

      9. Paragraph 10

      10. Paragraph 11

      11. Paragraphs 12-14

      12. Section 109: Transitional provision relating to section 108

      13. Section 110: Preparation of budget statement by Service Authority

      14. Section 111: Funding of Service Authority

      15. Section 112: Duty of Service Authority to prepare accounts

      16. Section 113: Preparation of budget statement by Service Authority

      17. Section 114: Funding of Service Authority

      18. Section 115: Duty of Service Authority to prepare accounts

      19. Section 116 and 119: Appointment of and Director General

      20. Sections 117 and 120: Removal of and members (other than the Directors General)

      21. Sections 118 and 121: Removal of and Directors General

      22. Sections 122-125: Police ranks

      23. Section 126: Pensions for members of and

      24. Section 127: Pensions for staff

      25. Section 128: Amendments relating to and

    6. Schedule 6: Minor and Consequential Amendments relating to and

      1. Paragraphs 2 to 11

      2. Paragraph 21

      3. Part 6: Miscellaneous and supplemental

        1. Juvenile secure remands and electronic monitoring

        2. Registration for criminal records purposes

          1. Section 129: Requirement to give reasons for granting or continuing bail.

          2. Section 130: Remands and committals to secure accommodation

          3. Section 131: Monitoring of compliance with bail conditions

          4. Section 132: Monitoring of compliance with conditions of non-secure remand

          5. Section 133: Arrangements for detention in secure training centres

          6. Section 134: Registration for criminal records purposes

  4. Commentary on Schedules

  5. Commencement Date

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