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This book provides a nuanced and timely contribution to the question of vulnerability in police custody. It addresses the implementation of the appropriate adult safeguard in respect of adult suspects and explores police decision-making in this context. Drawing on empirical research carried out in England, the work takes a socio-legal approach to examine how and why police custody officers implement or not the appropriate adult safeguard. The book's core arguments are addressed within three parts. Part I examines how vulnerability is constructed philosophically and practically, firstly within the broader literature, thereafter at common law and in statute, and finally by police custody officers. Part 2 discusses how vulnerability is identified and how decisions are made in response to vulnerability. Part 3 critically assesses the theoretical understandings of police decision-making and criminal justice. Here it is argued that current theories on police decision-making hold explanatory power yet have significant shortcomings in relation to vulnerability and the appropriate adult safeguard. The book thus presents new theoretical insights and, on the basis of these insights, asserts that the current regime of regulation must be reconsidered, while police compliance may only be ensured if vulnerability is radically reconceptualised.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; 1. The (vulnerable) suspect in the criminal process; Introduction; Research rationale; Constructing grounded theory; Structure of the book and key themes; Notes; 2. Police powers and procedures: 'safeguarding' the (vulnerable) suspect; Introduction; Safeguarding the (vulnerable) suspect; The appropriate adult safeguard: a distinct advantage?; Implementing the appropriate adult safeguard: potential pitfalls 'Remedies' for non-implementation of the appropriate adult safeguardAvoiding the reliance on 'faulty' remedies; The appropriate adult safeguard beyond England and Wales; Conclusion; Notes; 3. Police custody: getting inside, being inside, getting onside and being onside; Introduction; Getting inside: accessing the research sites; Being inside: knowing the research site; Getting onside: participation with the custody officers; Being onside: 'going native' and personal identities; Conclusion: reflections on research; Note; 4. Constructing vulnerability the concept; Introduction Principal manifestations of vulnerabilityLegal psychology and vulnerability; Conclusion; Notes; 5. Constructing vulnerability PACE, Code C and the courts; Introduction; Code C and PACE: constructions of vulnerability and the appropriate adult safeguard; Additional constructions of vulnerability; Vulnerability in the courts; Critiquing the courts' constructions; Conclusions: clearing up Code C?; Notes; 6. Constructing vulnerability the custody officer approach; Introduction; Expounding the general contours of vulnerability; Constructing the 'appropriate adult vulnerable' suspect Defining the role of the appropriate adultConclusion Code C or custody officer criteria?; Notes; 7. Identifying vulnerability in police custody; Introduction; Identifying vulnerability: the law and guidance; Barriers to identification; Identifying vulnerability an investigation?; Overcoming barriers?: concluding remarks; Notes; 8. Implementing the appropriate adult safeguard; Introduction; Calling an appropriate adult: dissuasive factors; Calling the appropriate adult: persuasive factors; Comparing different decisions; Concluding remarks; Note 9. Comprehending the custody officer approachIntroduction; Modelling the criminal process; Understanding police behaviour: the interpretation of rules; The role of law in policing and the appropriate adult safeguard; Vulnerability and risk: explaining the 'why'; Conclusion; Notes; 10. Reconceptualising vulnerability?; Introduction; Theorising custody officer decision-making; Closing or filling the gap; Considerations for further research and concluding remarks; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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