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Title: He’s just not that vulnerable: Exploring the Implementation of the Appropriate Adult Safeguard in Police Custody
Authors: Dehaghani, Roxanna
First Published: 20-Sep-2016
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 2016, 55 (4), pp. 396-413
Abstract: 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 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, this paper draws upon legalist, culturalist, and structuralist arguments to offer explanations for non-implementation of the AA safeguard.
DOI Link: 10.1111/hojo.12178
ISSN: 2059-1101
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Wiley. 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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