Custody Officers, Code C and Constructing Vulnerability: Implications for Policy and Practice
journal contributionposted on 2016-07-27, 12:29 authored by Roxanna Dehaghani
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.
CitationPolicing, 2017, 11 (1), pp. 74-86
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