PACE: Police & Criminal Evidence Act

Target audience

Those involved in investigations and interviews of suspects.


Aim

To enable delegates to comply with the PACE Codes of Practice when interviewing suspects and collecting evidence.


Outcomes

To enable delegates to:

  • describe PACE and its impact in relation to Human Rights
  • discuss circumstances in which and to whom PACE applies
  • describe the caution and its purpose
  • define when to caution and possible consequence of failing to caution
  • describe what constitutes an interview
  • apply the process to ensure PACE interviews are conducted correctly
  • explain how to deal with solicitors and third parties
  • identify and manage vulnerable people
  • respond correctly to comments outside interview and other critical incidents
  • manage pre-interview disclosure appropriately and with regard to the interview plan
  • describe Section 72 and 76 PACE challenges to admissibility of evidence
  • explain summary and transcript of interview completion

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Dates and prices

Accommodation

Costs and details


Prior learning

Understand the laws and contraventions to which they investigate, regulate and enforce.


Pre-course module

None.


Delivery

Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, film and practical interview exercises.


Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.