Covert Policing: Law and Practice by Simon McKay

By Simon McKay

Following the a lot publicised Mark Kennedy case, the query of the need and proportionality of covert police operations has been broadly debated. whilst, using covert strategies is changing into extra common and is a characteristic of regimen in addition to extra severe circumstances. it's a quickly altering region of legislations that's notoriously opaque and esoteric. This new version of Covert Policing: legislations and perform offers transparent, modern information on this
complex subject and is an important source for practitioners engaged on situations concerning covert operations.

This ebook presents a accomplished evaluation of the legislation governing covert policing actions. It units out the framework in which covert policing operations will be deliberate and controlled to allow practitioners operating for both the defence or prosecution to significantly examine the legality and propriety of facts bought in situations the place covert policing assets were deployed, together with functions for Public curiosity Immunity.

The textual content areas significant emphasis at the want for a formal method of method of the law of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and different laws affecting this quarter. It examines the statutory and procedural requisites in terms of covert policing deployments, from the interception of communications and directed and intrusive surveillance assets, via to the use and behavior of covert human intelligence assets. It examines the oversight mechanisms that exist to protect
those subjected to invasions of privateness with out the right kind felony or civil procedures and covers contemporary advancements coming up from the safety of Freedoms Act, info Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, mystery hearings, the Mark Kennedy case and revelations touching on mass interception.

Written in a fashion that seeks to spotlight the impact of the laws and the foundations emanating out of the case legislation, this publication is a necessary source for practitioners engaged in instances the place covert policing concerns tend to come up. it is going to even be of information to these operating for the police and different public experts accredited lower than the legislation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to hold out surveillance and different covert activities.

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