Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

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Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001
Citation 2001 c.16
Dates
Royal assent 11 May 2001

The Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which aims to tackle crime and disorder more effectively by giving extra powers to the police force.[1] Key provisions include the introduction of on-the-spot penalties for disorderly behaviour, restrictions on alcohol consumption in public places and the creation of a new criminal offence for protesting outside someone's house in an intimidating manner.[citation needed] It reintroduced the Deputy Chief Constable Rank.

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