(the) Police and Criminal Evidence Act


(the) Police and Criminal Evidence Act
the Police and Criminal Evidence Act [the Police and Criminal Evidence Act] (abbr PACE)
a British law passed in 1984 which sets down rules for the behaviour of the police in fighting crime. The rules are about their powers to ↑stop and search people and to search buildings, about arresting, questioning and keeping people at a police station, and holding information about people and their criminal records.

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