Police Powers and Public Order

Module code: LLBP 2005

Module description

The powers which the police have under statute and at common law authorise what would otherwise be clear invasions of the right to liberty, and property and privacy rights. In this module attention focuses upon some of the more important powers which the police have for dealing with suspected crime. They include the powers to stop and search, arrest and to enter and search premises for evidence. The powers of the police relating to public gatherings of people will also be studied.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Seminars: 22 hours


  • Essay (1250 words): 50%
  • Essay (1250 words): 50%

Additional cost: No extra costs other than purchase of books