Originating in Latin detentĭo, the term detention is linked to the verb having . This action consists of stop, paralyze or suspend the march or something that is being done.
For example: “The detention of the works was decided by the municipal authorities due to the risk of collapse”, "He is a good goalkeeper, but he has problems with the arrest of the ball when he arrives with a lot of parable", "The arrest of the runaway train was only achieved one kilometer from the station".
The concept of detention, however, is usually associated with the action of a member of a security force who capture and arrest to one person . Detention, in this sense, consists in depriving a subject of his freedom during a certain time period.
A competent authority is the one who can order the arrest of a person when he or she is suspected of having committed a crime . The goal is for the suspect to be brought before the Power of attorney to determine your eventual guilt.
Another possibility is for a police officer to decide the arrest of a person when he is found committing a crime. in fraganti . If an agent passes in front of a store and observes how a hooded man is forcing the door, he can stop him and, thus, momentarily deprive him of his freedom.
The length of detention depends on what is established by the law and as set by a judge. A person may be detained preventively until the judicial sentence arrives or be detained for as long as he establishes a pain already confirmed