Emma 03 Case Study

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eTMA 03 Name: Alexis XXXXXXX Question 1 The date was August 4th. Bill was turning 30 years old the following day. He goes out wearing sunglasses and wears a hat with a scarf too as he has a cold. He is also carrying a bag. Bill forgets to bring his wallet. Bill enters a shop - ‘toiletries to go’. The security cameras that day were not operating. Bill spends a few minutes browsing and selects some shaving gel. Sid, the shop’s security guard is radioed by a security guard at another shop. The other security guard informs him that a man of ‘around 25, with stubble, wearing a baseball cap and carrying a bag’ has stolen razor blades from his shop. Sid starts to monitor Bills movements. Bill, forgetting that he has not paid, places the shaving…show more content…
For example, an individual accused of killing people on a large scale, such as multiple killings, faces a much higher chance of being prosecuted than someone accused of shop-lifting. Younger suspects face a lower chance of prosecution. However, this depends on how serious the nature of the crime is. Subsection 4.12 d) states ‘The best interests and welfare of the child or young person must be considered including whether a prosecution is likely to have an adverse impact on his or her future prospects that is disproportionate to the seriousness of the offending.’ To summarise, the evidential weight is what carries a case forward. Without satisfactory evidence, the case cannot go any further. If the case does go further, it is very important to determine how much the case is in the public’s interest and whether prosecution is…show more content…
Upon reviewing the facts of Bills case, Sid didn’t arrest Bill until he saw the shaving gel in Bills bag. As stated earlier, it it not evident whether Sid saw Bill not pay for it. If he did not, then a purchase receipt should be required as payment proof. If not, then in accordance with section (b), Sid could lawfully arrest Bill. However, it is ‘exercisable only if--­(a) the person making the arrest has reasonable grounds for believing that for any of the reasons mentioned in subsection (4) it is necessary to arrest the person in question;…’. According to subsection (4), the reasons are ‘to prevent the person in question – (d) making off before a constable can assume responsibility for

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