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Title: Custody Officers, Code C and Constructing Vulnerability: Implications for Policy and Practice
Authors: Dehaghani, Roxanna
First Published: 6-Aug-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Policing, 2017, 11 (1), pp. 74-86
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.
DOI Link: 10.1093/police/paw024
ISSN: 1752-4512
eISSN: 1752-4520
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Oxford University Press. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is under a 24 month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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