BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POLICE INVESTIGATION ACCORDING TO THE ENGLISH CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW
The criminal procedure laws of European countries contain various concepts of investigation, like the judicial investigation which is being progressively replaced by the prosecutorial, or the prosecutorial police investigation, while the concept of the police investigation is much less represented. The basic purpose of all the listed types of investigations is achieving the highest possible efficiency of criminal proceedings which is of an enormous importance, especially today when organized crime, terrorism, corruption, and other severe crimes are widespread. The topic of research is directed toward the police investigation which is featured in the English criminal procedure law. However, the paper will also point out the important differences between the judicial and the prosecutorial, or police, investigations. Through the methods employed in this research, which include a critical contents analysis, description, comparison, synthesis, and deduction, we will tend to come up with certain relevant facts which will enable a certain comparison in regard to the efficiency of the police and other concepts of investigation.