Police urgent interviews with terrorist suspects under the police and criminal evidence act: risks and mitigation

Karl Roberts

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Abstract

In the United Kingdom as in other legislatures the Police can, under certain circumstances, carry out urgent interviews with suspects of crime. Urgent interviews are designed to protect the public from harm by averting other serious offences and/or the escape of other offenders. This paper explores the use of urgent interviews in counter terrorism. It introduces the legislation governing their use (the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) code H), and identifies risks associated with urgent interviewing in counter terrorism. Considering relevant research and best interviewing practice the paper provides recommendations as to how the various risks may be mitigated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorking Papers Series
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Issues in Public Safety and Security : the Twenty-First International Police Executive Symposium
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherInternational Police Executive Symposium (IPES)
Pages3-21
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Police Executive Symposium (21st : 2011) - Karlskona, Sweden
Duration: 10 Aug 201114 Aug 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational Police Executive Symposium (21st : 2011)
CityKarlskona, Sweden
Period10/08/1114/08/11

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