Investigative detention

Filed Under: Criminal Law

1 definition found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).


The common law police power to briefly detain an individual where, on an objective view of the totality of the circumstances, there is a clear nexus between the individual to be detained and a recent or ongoing criminal offence, and the decision to detain is reasonable based on all the circumstances, including the extent to which the interference with individual liberty is necessary to perform the officer’s duty, the liberty interfered with, and the nature and extent of that interference.

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