Advisers at Interrogation

Micke McConville, Jacqueliene Hodgson, Lee Bridges and Anita Pavlovic

in Standing Accused

Published in print February 1994 | ISBN: 9780198258681
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681851 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Criminal Law and Justice

Advisers at Interrogation

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This chapter reports research that tries to analyse the practices of firms through attendance at interrogations. Before dealing with the dynamics of all the parties involved in the interrogation process — police, advisers and suspects — it reviews first the background of concerns over the interrogation process. Although interrogations have come to assume central importance in the determination of criminal cases, judicial scrutiny has focused on a comparatively narrow range of issues centring on police conduct towards suspects. Interrogations were essentially police-citizen encounters with outsiders barred from access, accounts of which were police constructions. In addition, the police continue to try to improve their own credibility and undermine that of the suspect.

Keywords: police interrogation; legal advisers; firms; suspects; criminal cases

Chapter.  12003 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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