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NCJ Number: 149291 Find in a Library
Title: Royal Commission Research Papers: A Policing Perspective
Author(s): J Hirst
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-096-0
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: In 1991, the British government established a Royal Commission to review the criminal justice system in England and Wales.
Abstract: The Commission funded a series of 23 studies covering aspects of police investigations, the role of experts in criminal proceedings, case preparation, and the court process. This paper focuses on those research reports which bear a direct relevance to policing. It summarizes research findings on topics including problems in deciding the suitability of detainees for interview, the conduct of police investigations, interview techniques and summaries, the suspect's right to silence, and the use of confession evidence alone. For each issue, this paper selects from the Commission's research studies those results and recommendations which, if implemented, that would change present police practice. The research is then linked to the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission. 2 tables and 2 appendixes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Criminology; Great Britain/United Kingdom; Interrogation procedures; Post-arrest procedures
Note: Police Research Series No. 6
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