Criminal Justice Research Centre

Conceptualising vulnerability in police custody

A39, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (11:30-13:00)

Dr Roxanna Dehaghani, Lecturer in Law, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, will be examining what 'vulnerability' can and should mean in the context of the criminal investigation, with reference to how it is defined for the purposes of the appropriate adult safeguard. It thereby considers how 'vulnerability' in this context is conceptualised by legislation, within case law, and by police custody officers.

The paper also offers a reconceptualisation of the vulnerable suspect, through an examination of the impact and very nature of police detention and the implications of the broader criminal process as mechanisms that reduce resilience (and possibly deliberately so).

Criminal Justice Research Centre

School of Law
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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