You will be given a set of cards in an envelope, each states a police power. Some are true , some are false .
With a partner or in a 3, sort the cards into a pile for true and false. Record your answers in a table
Be prepared to share your reasons with the class.
“ One case involved Kylie Smith, now aged 20, who complained because she said that a conviction for common assault had obstructed her ambition to become a carer. Ms Smith was reprimanded in 2001 when she was 13 and her background was disclosed by Staffordshire Police during a criminal records check when she applied for a job.”
“ Another case related to a record kept by Humberside Police about a person convicted at the age of 16 of stealing a packet of meat worth 99p in 1984. The person, who has not been identified, was fined £15.”
Source: Times Online – July 22, 2008
Case Study: Terrorism Stop & Search
What do the Home Office statistics show?
How many people have been stopped and searched under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act?
How many of the arrests made were terrorism related?
In which area were most of the searches made? Can you offer any reasons for this?
In July 2010 the rules changed, how has this affected stop and searches?
6. Why might these stop and search powers be a good thing? 7. Why do you think these stop and search powers are under review? 8.What is the Director of Liberty’s opinion?
How well have we done?
Recall the ages of legal responsibility in the UK
Understand your rights in a stop and search situation
Form an opinion on how much power the police should have
Under the title ‘Reflection’ write a sentence explaining the most valuable thing you have learned this lesson, and then ask a question about something else you would like to know.
What is the difference between civil and criminal law?
Write a paragraph explaining the differences in your exercise book under the title above.