The police custody unit

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Tim Squires, Guy Norfolk and Jason Payne-James

in Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine

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ISBN: 9780199229949
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729812 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

The police custody unit

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The custody unit - Purpose of detention - Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 - The custody record - Conditions of detention - The forensic physician - Vulnerable persons in custody - Appropriate adults - Solicitors and legal representatives - Fingerprints and drug testing - DNA and the national database - Non-intimate and intimate samples - Intimate searches - Approach to custody work - Personal safety - The medical room - Documentation - Assessing fitness to detain - Instructions to custody staff - Levels of observation by custody staff - Detainees requiring continuing healthcare - Prescribing medication - Deaths in custody

Chapter.  14687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Forensic Medicine

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