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NCJ Number: 158042 Find in a Library
Title: Interrogation Process (From Police: Powers, Procedures and Proprieties, P 136-149, 1986, John Benyon and Colin Bourn, eds. - - See NCJ-158031)
Author(s): B Irving
Date Published: 1986
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: Pergamon Press Limited
Oxford, OX3 0BW, England
Sale Source: Pergamon Press Limited
Headington Hill Hall
Oxford, OX3 0BW,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act of 1984 represents an attempt to control individual and organizational behavior and contains provisions pertinent to the interrogation process in police stations.
Abstract: When a suspect is brought into the police station, police officers have to obtain appropriate information and deal with the property and possessions of the arrested person. A search may be necessary and articles of clothing and personal possessions may have to be taken from the suspect, sometimes against his or her will. Police officers must then focus on the conditions and management of both incarceration and interrogation. The Police and Criminal Evidence Act is based on assumptions related to police discipline, supervision, and discretion. Police officers must consider the rights of prisoners, follow certain guidelines that codify what can be taken from a prisoner and how, and comply with restrictions on interrogation conditions and techniques. In addition, police officers cannot use oppressive interrogation tactics, must prepare accurate interview records and documentation, and attempt to maintain an atmosphere of professionalism during the interrogation process. 8 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Arrest procedures; Corrections in foreign countries; England; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign laws; Interview and interrogation; Police discipline; Police effectiveness; Police misconduct; Police policies and procedures; Police professionalism; Police reform; Police responsibilities; Rights of the accused; World criminology
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