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FFLM TACTful and TACTless Detention - complex and atypical problems in custody

The Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000 offered a definition of terrorism in a rapidly-changing world and provided the police with increased powers of detention and “stop and search.” Related anti-terrorist legislation has been introduced in most years since then, including the Criminal Justice Act 2003, Prevention of Terrorism 2005, TACT 2006 and the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. Balancing public protection against civil liberties is complex and will always be controversial. The FFLM is offering its first Study Day on “TACTful and TACTless Detention - complex and atypical problems in custody” to consider many of the issues that have arisen as a result of terrorist activity and the laws that are designed to defeat the terrorist. Topics to be discussed include: An overview of current anti-terrorist legislation The HCP’s role in the detention of terrorist suspects Health problems in immigration detainees “The Troubles” of Northern Ireland The BMA's perspective on the detention of suspected terrorists. This meeting will be suitable for Forensic Physicians, Custody Nurses and Custody Paramedics and will assume a basic knowledge of standard custody procedures in the UK. 5 CPD points have been awarded for this course. We hope to see you there! Dr Will Anderson, Dr Rudo Masanzu and Dr Jenny Holmes Course Organisers Please complete your booking by Friday 21 March.