Faragher: Public Law Concentrate 5e Chapter 15: Multiple choice questions Instructions Answer the following questions and then press 'Submit' to get your score. Question 1 Which one of the following statements is false? a) A police officer's duty is to take necessary steps to keep the peace, prevent crime, or protect people from criminal injury or their property from criminal damage. b) The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), as amended, and the codes of practice made under it contain rules concerning stop and search, entry, search and seizure of property, arrest, detention, and treatment of suspects. c) Police officers are not, in principle, subject to the law which applies to private citizens. d) At Common Law a police officer's duty is to detect crime and bring offenders to justice. Question 2 Which one of the following statements is true? a) Police officers have an inherent common law right to enter any premises as they see fit. b) Police officers are entitled to use force when searching anyone in the course of their duty. c) Police officers are empowered to search anyone and seize any property if they feel that it is in the public interest to do so. d) Police officers must exercise their powers of stop, search and seizure of property in accordance with the rules and requirements set out in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Ss 1 - 23 and Codes A and B. Question 3 Which one of the following is the current legal basis for a police officer's power to arrest a person without a warrant? a) Christie v Leachinsky (1947) b) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (ss 24-33) c) Rice v Connolly (1966) d) The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 Question 4 Which one of the following statements is false? a) Nobody should be detained for longer than 24 hours without charge. b) A police officer with the rank of superintendent (or above) can authorize detention for a further 12 hours. c) Magistrates can authorize further detentions up to a maximum of 96 hours. d) Once charged anyone can be detained for up to twenty eight days.