Vulnerable suspects and the appropriate adult
Hodgson, Jacqueline. (1997) Vulnerable suspects and the appropriate adult. Criminal Law Review . pp. 785-795. ISSN 0011-135XFull text not available from this repository.
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This article examines the background to the provision of appropriate adults under PACE and the practical problems in implementing the scheme in practice. Police officers are expected to make judgments about the vulnerability of suspects; untrained individuals may be called upon to assist and advise, with the result that they may not be ''appropriate'' the courts have not been consistent in requiring the presence of an appropriate adult. Recent curtailment of the right to silence places suspects under increasing pressure to answer police questions, adding greater urgency to the need for an established scheme of trained appropriate adults.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Law|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Criminal Law Review|
|Publisher:||Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 785-795|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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