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Advise Malcolm on whether the police acted lawfully with regards to the stop and search.

The police have been granted powers to stop and search a person under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

Briefly explain the law relating to murder

Murder is a common law offence and is the unlawful killing of a human being, under the Queen’s peace, with malice aforethought. It is considered by most people to be one of the most serious of offences. It carries a mandatory life sentence.

Describe and illustrate Orders in Council

Authority has been granted by the Emergency Powers Act 1920 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 for legislation to be introduced by an Order in Council.

Describe how disputes can be resolved other than by using the courts.

There is a range of different methods of resolving disputes without going to court. These alternative methods are referred to as ‘ADR’ i.e. Alternative Dispute Resolution.