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Custody officers, Code C and Constructing Vulnerability: Implications for Policy and Practice

journal contribution
posted on 16.01.2017, 16:07 by Roxanna Dehaghani
This article addresses one of the issues with Code C to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984—how vulnerability is defined for the purposes of implementing the appropriate adult safeguard. The article draws upon qualitative data (observation of and semi-structured interviews with custody officers) to assess how custody officers define vulnerability. It illustrates why custody officers may experience difficulty in identifying vulnerability, drawing upon a problem that I have previously identified. Yet, it goes further than previous discussion by also offering suggestions for policymakers and practitioners.

Funding

Funded by Leicester Law School and the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (formerly Arts, Humanities and Law)

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Citation

Policing (2016) paw024.

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Law

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Policing (2016) paw024.

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)

issn

1752-4512

eissn

1752-4520

Acceptance date

13/05/2016

Available date

05/08/2018

Publisher version

https://academic.oup.com/policing/article/doi/10.1093/police/paw024/2897238/Custody-Officers-Code-C-and-Constructing

Language

en

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