Regulating police detention : Voices from behind closed doors, Hardback Book

Regulating police detention : Voices from behind closed doors Hardback


When suspects are arrested, they spend their time in police custody largely in isolation and out of public view.

Custody visitors are volunteers who make unannounced visits to police custody blocks to check on the welfare of detainees.

However, there is a fundamental power imbalance between the police and these visitors, which calls the independence and effectiveness of custody visiting into question.

This timely book includes the voices of the detainees who have a unique insight into the scheme.

It offers detailed proposals for radically reforming custody visiting to make it an effective regulator of police behaviour, with an explanation of the political context that could make that a reality.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 2 Tables, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Police & security services
  • ISBN: 9781447343516



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