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"No time for a solicitor": implications for delays on the take-up of legal advice

Kemp, Vicky

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Vicky Kemp vicky.kemp@nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

A study of police custody records highlighted variations between police stations both in the take-up of legal advice and also in the average length of time people were held in custody. To further explore unobserved factors which might impact on such variations a qualitative study has been undertaken of four large police stations. While there were found to be factors in common between police stations which related to delays, there were other factors which were specific to one or two stations only. There were also found to be implications for delays creating potential barriers to legal advice. Such factors raise questions about the extent to which PACE continues to provide sufficient legal safeguards for those held in police custody.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2013
Journal Criminal Law Review
Electronic ISSN 0011-135X
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue 3
Institution Citation Kemp, V. (2013). "No time for a solicitor": implications for delays on the take-up of legal advice. Criminal Law Review -London-,
Keywords Police detention; duration; PACE; legal advice
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Criminal Law Review following peer review. The definitive published version "No time for a solicitor": implications for delays on the take-up of legal advice / Vicky Kemp Crim. L.R. 2013, 3, 184-202 is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.

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