I also think that citizens should not have the power to arrest a suspected criminal as they could get injured in the process and it’s not their duty to arrest a person.
If the police apply for a warrant it could take days to receive the warrant so I think that this is not effective as the person they are applying for a warrant for could be a danger to society whilst waiting for the warrant or have time to cover what he’s allegedly done. A warrant should not be necessary to arrest a suspected criminal.
The three statutory rights of arrest are preventative, breach of peace and public order. I don’t think a person should be arrested to stop them doing something as they have not committed a crime so the police should not have the right to arrest someone who has not yet committed a crime. However, breach of peace and public order are effective as it is arresting a person who is a danger to society as they have caused harm/fear to a victim.
The time limits of arrest and detention for normal offenders and suspected terrorists should be longer. The amount of time police can keep a normal offender in custody for is usually 24 hours however, this can be extended to 36 hours. I think that police should keep the offender in custody until their court date or for longer than 36 hours as if they’ve committed a crime then they are more than capable to commit another offence when they are out of custody. Suspected terrorists can be kept in custody for up to 28 days. I think that there should not be a time limit for suspected terrorists as after these 28 days