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Vulnerable Suspects and Arrest and Investigative Processes


Henning, T, Vulnerable Suspects and Arrest and Investigative Processes, Policing Vulnerability, The Federation Press, I Bartkowiak-Theron and NL Asquith (ed), Leichhardt, NSW, pp. 214-230. ISBN 978-186287-897-6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter considers how Australian laws recognise and deal with the vulnerabilities of particular groups of suspects in encounters with the police during criminal investigations. The focus of this chapter is on juvenile suspects, Indigenous suspects and suspects with mental disorders or cognitive impairments. While this focus is narrower than the widely accepted definition of vulnerable people in the criminal justice context, it is chosen because these groups are significantly overrepresented in criminal justice statistics.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Criminal justice
UTAS Author:Henning, T (Associate Professor Terese Henning)
ID Code:81828
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-01-09
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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