Criminal Records, Privacy and the Criminal Justice System

A Practical Handbook

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The effect of a criminal record can be long-lasting and damaging.

Criminal Records, Privacy and the Criminal Justice System: A Practical Handbook provides you with an understanding of the law surrounding the publicity of criminal proceedings, the creation and retention of police records, and the remedies available to an individual who wishes to amend or erase these records, or to prevent them from becoming available to third parties.

The authors guide you through the steps that can be taken to delete police records, challenge the content of criminal record certificates, expunge criminal cautions, and bring claims protecting the privacy and data protection rights of clients.

The Second Edition also includes:

- Updated APP guidance on the retention of material on local police systems
- The most up-to-date caselaw in relation to all the topics covered
- Guidance on the handling of spent convictions and the DBS disclosure regime
- Guidance on the content of letters of representations

As the only handbook of its kind addressing public and private law claims under one title, this is an indispensable guide for criminal and public law solicitors and barristers, law centres, CABs and PR firms.

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Table of Contents

1.Sources of Law Governing the Management of Police Records
2.The Four National Databases
3.The Right of Access to Personal Data un the DPA
4.Deleting Personal Information Held by the Police
5.The Disclosure and Barring Service and Disclosure of Criminal Records
6.Clare's Law and Sarah's Law: Domestic Violence and Child Sex Offender Disclosure Schemes
7.Applications under the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 to Disregard Certain Historic Convictions for Consensual Homosexual Activity
8.Applications to Expunge Police Cautions
9.Judicial Review
10.Anonymity and Privacy in Criminal Proceedings
11.Reporting Restrictions
12. The Publication of Information about Offending and Convictions
13. Privacy and Data Protection in Police Investigations, Court Proceedings and Spend Convictions
14. The Right to Erasure

Product details

Published 22 Feb 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 2nd
Extent 264
ISBN 9781526527141
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Series Criminal Practice Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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