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Criminal Litigation

Criminal Litigation (17th edn)

Lisa Mountford and Martin Hannibal
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date: 04 October 2022

p. 654. Detention and Interrogationlocked

p. 654. Detention and Interrogationlocked

  • Martin Hannibal
  •  and Lisa Mountford


This chapter considers the process of detention, questioning, and charging of the suspect. It discusses the rights of a volunteer at the police station; action immediately following arrest; the role of the custody officer; detention without charge; reviewing a suspect’s detention; the suspect’s right to intimation and/or legal advice; other rights and safeguards enjoyed by the suspect whilst in detention; the treatment of vulnerable suspects; interviewing the suspect; the requirement to caution; the elements of a fair interview; how an interview should be recorded; release pending further investigation and charging a suspect.

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