Multiple Choice Quiz
Take the quiz to test your understanding of the key concepts covered in the chapter. Try testing yourself before you read the chapter to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, then test yourself again once you’ve read the chapter to see how well you’ve understood.
1. The Police Complaints Board could scrutinise reports and decide whether to do what?
- Request that further investigations be conducted
- Interview officers suspected of misconduct
- Refer cases to disciplinary panels
- Instruct the police force concerned to arrest and charge an officer
b. Interview officers suspected of misconduct
2. What figure did new guidance issued by the IPCC in 2010 raise the percentage of upheld complaints to?
3. The Prisons Ombudsman (later the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman) was created as a response to which report?
- The MacPherson report
- The Scarman report
- The Gladstone report
- The Woolf Report
d. The Woolf Report
4. What has the Court of Appeal traditionally tended to defer to in its judgments?
- Public opinion
- The views of the Home Secretary
- The jury verdict at the original trial
- Principles of natural justice
c. The jury verdict at the original trial
5. On what grounds does the Criminal Cases Review Commission refer a conviction, verdict or finding of sentence to an appropriate court of appeal?
- There is a better than 50% chance that the original decision was incorrect
- There is a real possibility that the original decision would not be upheld
- There is a lurking doubt that a miscarriage of justice has occurred
- The decision of the original jury was unreasonable
b. There is a real possibility that the original decision would not be upheld