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Blackstone's Practical Policing: Vulnerable Adult and Child Witnesses

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Blackstone's Practical Policing: Vulnerable Adult and Child Witnesses

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Blackstone's Practical Policing: Vulnerable Adult and Child Witnesses

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ISBN
9780199214105
Author
Kevin Smith and Steve Tilney
Published by
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
30 August 2007
Format
Paperback
Extent
248 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 mm
Series
Blackstone's Practical Policing

Blackstone's Practical Policing: Vulnerable Adult and Child Witnesses is designed to be an invaluable, practical source of help to all those working in the complex area of vulnerable witnesses. It is structured to follow the chronology of an investigation from the first steps of identifying a vulnerable witness through to trial and includes helpful case studies with examples outlining potential pitfalls during the investigation and possible solutions.

The guide covers key topics such as identifying vulnerable witnesses, protection of vulnerable witnesses throughout the criminal justice process, pre-interview contact, assessing competence, multi-agency working, interviewing and pre-trial preparation.

The treatment of vulnerable witnesses by police investigators and others involved in the criminal justice system is likely to come under increased scrutiny in the future with the Victims' Code of Practice and the Witness Charter. This book considers the many changes and new documentation in the area including the Victims and Witnesses' Commission, the revised edition of 'Achieving Best Evidence' and the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Code of Practice. 
Introduction
First Steps
  1. Identifying and intimidated witnesses
  2. Initial action
The investigation
  1. Offences commonly experienced by vulnerable witnesses
  2. Human Trafficking
  3. Multi-agency working
  4. Special Measures
  5. Consent: Whose decision is it anyway?
  6. Competence and compellability
  7. Medical Examinations
  8. Witness Interview Strategies
  9. Planning and Preparing for Interviews
  10. Conducting Interviews
  11. Storage and Retention of recordings
  12. Ongoing Protection Orders
  13. Witness Intimidation
Post-charge
  1. Pre-trial therapy
  2. What's on the Horizon?
  3. On-going contact
  4. Pre-trial preparation
Trial
  1. Court supporters
The future


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Blackstone's Practical Policing: Leadership Skills in Policing
Blackstone's Practical Policing: Crime Reduction Partnerships
Blackstone's Practical Policing: Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery


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