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Apprehension of Offenders
Apprehension of Offenders
The different stages in the apprehension of an offender. The police power of arrest, custody time limits and what happens if an individual is charged....
Burden of Proof
Burden of Proof
The burden of proof in criminal cases. The Prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the crime and that there is no defence....
Civil Powers of Arrest
Civil Powers of Arrest
What is an arrest and when is a citizen allowed to use force to arrest another person? The difference between a lawful and an unlawful arrest....
Finding a Self Defence Class and What to Expect From It
Finding a Self Defence Class and What to Expect From It
Taking a self-defence class for personal safety. Where to find self-defence classes and what to look for. The use of martial arts in self-defence....
Giving Evidence in Court
Giving Evidence in Court
A guide to giving evidence in a court hearing. An overview of the role of witnesses and of how a witness gives evidence....
Physical Intervention in a Crime
Physical Intervention in a Crime
The legal protection for citizens who intervene in a crime. The risks involved in being a have-a-go hero and the difference between self-defence and vigilantism....
Self Defence - How Far is too Far?
Self Defence - How Far is too Far?
What protection is offered to citizens when they use force to defend themselves? How much force can be used before it becomes excessive?...
Self Defence and The Law
Self Defence and The Law
A summary of the law of self-defence. What honest citizens can do to protect themselves, their families and their homes from attack....
Tackling Intruders Safely
Tackling Intruders Safely
What householders should do if they find that there is an intruder in their home. Tips on tackling intruders and advice on minimizing the risks....
The Law and Sufficient Evidence
The Law and Sufficient Evidence
A guide to what is meant by sufficiency of evidence. Different types of evidence, the difference between admissible and inadmissible evidence, and the burden of proof....
The Law and Using Force against Someone Committing Crime
The Law and Using Force against Someone Committing Crime
How much force citizens can use to prevent a crime being committed. How the CPS and the courts decide whether force has been used reasonably....
The Law on Using Reasonable Force
The Law on Using Reasonable Force
What is meant by the use of reasonable force in self-defence. How the law decides whether the amount of force used was justified....
Types of Self Defence
Types of Self Defence
The way in which different types of self defence can help people in tricky situations....
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