Police and Justice Act 2006

Police and Justice Act 2006

The Police and Justice Act 2006 received Royal Assent in the United Kingdom on Wednesday 8th November 2006. As at August 2007 many of the provisions are not yet in force.

Provisions of the Act include:

Part 1: Mainly about police forces

* police reform
* establishment of a National Policing Improvement Agency which will replace the Central Police Training and Development Authority and the Police Information Technology Organisation
* amends the Police Reform Act 2002 in relation to the powers of Community Support Officers.

Part 2: Mainly about justice
* amends the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 in relation to "Police Bail."
* amends the Criminal Justice Act 2003 relating to "Conditional Cautioning."

Part 3: Mainly about anti-social behaviour
* further provision about anti-social behaviour
* every Local Authority is to have a "Crime and Disorder Committee."
* "Parenting Contracts"
* Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (Part 3) amended.

Part 4: Addresses various Inspectorates
* amends the various Acts which address the powers of the Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons; Inspectors of Constabulary; the Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service; the Inspectorate of the National Probation Service and the Inspector of Court Administration.

Part 5: Miscellaneous Section
* amends an Order in Council made under powers in the Extradition Act 2003
* Computer Misuse Act 1990 amended with the creation of certain offences including unauthorised acts with intent to impair the operation of a computer.
* further provision relating to forfeiture of indecent photographs of children
* Protection of Children Act 1978 amended.

External links

* [http://www.wikicrimeline.co.uk/index.php?title=Police_and_Justice_Act_2006 Police and Justice Act 2006] : Commentary on the effect of the proposed Act on computer crime.

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