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He’s just not that vulnerable: Exploring the Implementation of the Appropriate Adult Safeguard in Police Custody

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posted on 16.01.2017, 16:27 by Roxanna Dehaghani
This article examines the treatment of vulnerable suspects in police custody, with particular emphasis upon how the police define vulnerability in relation to adult suspects. Drawing upon qualitative data produced through observation of and interviews with custody officers (COs) at a custody suite in England, the article will explore why the appropriate adult (AA) safeguard is often left unimplemented. It builds upon previous research on the identification of vulnerability, but goes further by also addressing how vulnerability is defined. In discussion, the article draws upon legalist, culturalist, and structuralist arguments to offer explanations for non-implementation of the AA safeguard.

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Citation

The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 55 No 4. December 2016 pp. 396–413

Author affiliation

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

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 55 No 4. December 2016 pp. 396–413

Publisher

Wiley

issn

0265-5527

eissn

1468-2311

Acceptance date

13/05/2016

Available date

20/09/2018

Publisher version

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hojo.12178/full

Language

en