Study Cards on crime, court, people
What consequences does the fear of increasing crime have?
The growth of private security firms and of Neighbourhood Watch Scemes. Also some laws concerning making arrests and keeping people in custody by the police have been altered lately. Custody (being held without being charged) changed from 24 hours to 28 days in 2005 after terrorist attacs, and then even to 42 days in 2008.
What is a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?
It is a scheme that attempts to educate people in crime prevention and to encourage the people of a particular neighbourhood to keep their eyes open for anything suspicious. There are more than 100,000 of these in Britain.
to be called to the bar: to present a case in a higher court
what is on bail and what is the opposite
suspect may go free until his trial but must pay a certain amount of money, the opposite is on remand: suspect must await trial in prison
What are a claimant and what is the other pary called
civil court case: the person who make the claim; the person whom a claim is brought in against is respondent
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