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breach of the peace

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binding over

binding over  

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The power to bind over to keep the peace and/or to be of good behaviour is a form of preventive justice which can be exercised by justices of the peace. ...
breach of the peace

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The New Oxford Companion to Law

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2009
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A form of misbehaviour which is a criminal offence in Scotland and which, though not a criminal offence as such

crime investigation by the police

crime investigation by the police  

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Investigating crime is seen by the public as a primary function of the police. This is reactive, with the police responding to the demands made on them by the public. ...
criminal regulation of public order

criminal regulation of public order  

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By comparison with the interests that are protected by the various criminal offences against the person such as assaults and homicides, and offences against property such as theft and burglary ...
freedom of assembly

freedom of assembly  

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Despite the willingness with which the British have taken to the streets and public places to protest against grievances and to celebrate momentous events in the life of the nation ...
keep the peace

keep the peace  

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To behave in such a way as not to cause or threaten a breach of the peace, i.e. a disturbance of public order. Magistrates' courts have very wide powers to bind over people to keep the peace or to ...
negative rights

negative rights  

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This term is used in two senses: in the first sense, it is used to encapsulate the position of civil liberties (often called ‘civil and political rights’) in a national ...
obstructing a police officer

obstructing a police officer  

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The offence of hindering a police officer who is in the course of doing his duty (Police Act 1996 s 89). “Obstruction” includes any intentional interference, e.g. by physical force, threats, telling ...
picketing

picketing  

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A form of industrial action in which employees gather outside a workplace in which there is a trade dispute, usually a strike. The pickets so gathered often form a picket line, past which they ...
recognizance

recognizance  

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N.An undertaking by an offender (or by sureties on his behalf) to forfeit a sum of money under certain conditions. Recognizances may be entered into to answer to judgment, i.e. to appear before the ...
remedies

remedies  

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N.Any of the methods available at law for the enforcement, protection, or recovery of rights or for obtaining redress for their infringement. A civil remedy may be granted by a court to a party to a ...
repossession of goods

repossession of goods  

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English common law, unlike continental systems, historically favoured self‐help by creditors seeking return of their goods. Where credit agreements created security in a debtor's goods for repayment ...

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