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Decision to Prosecute, The

Synopsis
A panel of police officers, from constable to chief constable, and others from the judiciary and central and local government, are faced with a series of hypothetical situations closely based on real events. They are asked what they would do under these circumstances. This programme, moderated by barrister Geoffrey Robertson, investigates how the police decide whether an offender should be arrested, stopped and searched or even ignored. The situations examined include a minor drug offence, picketing of premises during strike action and policing in a racially sensitive area.
Series
Police and the Public, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. col. 55 min.
Year of production
1982
Availability
Hire
Uses
Undergraduates in law, industrial relations, social science, politics*
Subjects
Law
Keywords
decision-making; police forces

Credits

Cast
Geoffrey Robertson 

Production Company

Name

Granada Television

Web
http://www.granadamedia.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 8080
Fax
020 7494 6280
Address
Non-Theatric Sales
36 Golden Square
London
W1R 4AH

Distributor

Name

Higher Education Film & Video Library

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac. External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1503
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
c/o British Universities Film & Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ
Notes
Catalogue available from British Universities Film & Video Council.

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