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Custody officers, Code C and constructing vulnerability: implications for policy and practice

Dehaghani, Roxanna 2017. Custody officers, Code C and constructing vulnerability: implications for policy and practice. Policing 11 (1) , pp. 74-86. 10.1093/police/paw024

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1752-4512
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 January 2018
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2019 06:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/105732

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