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Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice (4th edn)

Andrew Sanders, Richard Young, and Mandy Burton
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date: 31 March 2023

4. Detention in the police stationlocked

4. Detention in the police stationlocked

  • Andrew Sanders, Andrew SandersProfessor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Birmingham
  • Richard YoungRichard YoungProfessor of Law and Policy Research, University of Bristol
  •  and Mandy BurtonMandy BurtonProfessor of Socio-Legal Studies, University of Leicester


This chapter examines how real the checks, controls, and safeguards provided in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 are, and also evaluates the effect of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998. The discussions cover the powers and duties of the custody officer; detention without charge; deaths in custody; the right to legal advice; and remedies for those whose rights are breached.

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