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Title: Custody officers, Code C and Constructing Vulnerability: Implications for Policy and Practice
Authors: Dehaghani, Roxanna
First Published: 5-Aug-2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Citation: Policing (2016) paw024.
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
Embargo on file until: 5-Aug-2018
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons “Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives” licence CC BY-NC-ND, further details of which can be found via the following link: Archived with reference to SHERPA/RoMEO and publisher website.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Law

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