The ‘New Normal’: Framing Vulnerability, Entitlement and Responsibility in Police Custody in Austere Times

Peacock, Donna and Cosgrove, Faye (2018) The ‘New Normal’: Framing Vulnerability, Entitlement and Responsibility in Police Custody in Austere Times. In: Austerity Policies: Bad Ideas in Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 243. ISBN 9783319791203

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Abstract

The requirement for the attendance of an ‘Appropriate Adult’ when a ‘mentally vulnerable’ person is held in police custody is created within the codes of conduct of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE 1984). Many police force areas do not have an Appropriate Adult Scheme (www.appropriateadult.org.uk), and where established, they are often not available round the clock (HMIC 2015) meaning that ‘Vulnerable Adults’ frequently do not have access to the support of an Appropriate Adult (HMIC 2015). Provision was historically led by adult social services, with a trend towards the use of volunteers during in the 1990s, and more recently there has been a movement towards the commissioning of services from the private sector.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Social Sciences > Health and Social Care
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Society
Faculty of Education and Society > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Donna Peacock
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2018 12:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2021 11:00
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/9930

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