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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: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice Vol 55 No 4. December 2016 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 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.
DOI Link: 10.1111/hojo.12178
ISSN: 0265-5527
eISSN: 1468-2311
Embargo on file until: 20-Sep-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.
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