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Safeguarding the rights of suspects in police custody

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The authors assesses the effectiveness of rights provided for suspects in police custody which were intended to counterbalance increased police powers and conclude that these safeguards have had a significant, although variable, impact.
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Reporting findings from research on the impact of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), this paper assesses the effectiveness of rights provided for suspects in police custody which were intended to counterbalance increased police powers. It discusses (1) the involvement in the detention and questioning process of parents, social workers, and legal advisers; (2) the procedures which regulate the detention and questioning of suspects before charge; and (3) the effectiveness of sanctions and supervision. It concludes that these safeguards have had a significant, although variable, impact. Factors that have limited this impact are assessed. Claims that suspects’ rights are excessively hampering the detection of crime are criticized.

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The Psychology of Interrogations and Confessions: A Handbook

TL;DR: In this paper, the identification and measurement of 'oppressive' police interviewing tactics in Britain is discussed. But the authors focus on the psychological aspects of false confessions and the psychology of false belief leading to a false confession.
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The psychology of interrogations and confessions

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors use the term "interrogation" to refer to the questioning of criminal suspects, typically involving a confrontation, whereas the term 'interviewing' is more commonly used in cases of witnesses and victims.
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Police Research in the United Kingdom: A Critical Review

Robert Reiner
- 01 Jan 1992 - 
TL;DR: A review and assessment of research on the British police demonstrates that much current work is limited in scope to immediate managerial concerns as discussed by the authors, and there is a need for a revival of the broader theoretical conceptions that have been displaced in recent years.
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The police and social workers

Terry Thomas
TL;DR: Dimensions of interaction mental disorder child protection criminal violence against women in the home young offenders community policing and "going local" the exchange of personal information concluding thoughts as discussed by the authors. But they did not discuss the relationship between mental disorder and community policing.
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Detention at the police station under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

TL;DR: In this article, the authors address the need for information about the way in which the new procedures are working, and provide a database on a number of aspects of detention at the police station.