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    The US Patriot Act vs. the UK Counterterrorism Act of 2008

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    Advantages and disadvantages of each act. Compare the strong points of each piece of legislation. A revised model of the Patriot Act for proposed legislation

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    COUNTER TERRORISM ACT OF 2008, ACT OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

    Enacted Provisions:

    -Removal of the prohibition on post-charge questioning.
    -Longer terrorism sentences.
    -A register and monitoring for those convicted of terrorism related offences, similar to the Violent and Sex Offender Register.
    -Changes to some of the rules surrounding the use of "intercept evidence".
    -Powers to seize the assets of convicted terrorists.
    -Police will be able to remove documents from a property search to decide whether or not they need to be legally seized as part of an investigation.
    -Greater use of DNA samples, and powers to allow the police to take fingerprints or DNA from those subject to a control order (these orders are civil restraints, not criminal offences)
    - Criminalized the photography of police and security officers

    Abandoned Provisions:

    - to allow suspects to be ...

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    This solution compares the US Patriot Act to the UK Counterterrorism Act of 2008.

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