This paper describes the development and implementation of a joint protocol for the investigation of crimes against vulnerable adults. The protocol was piloted in Northern Ireland by the Police Service and Homefirst Community Health and Social Services Trust. The paper explains the aims of the protocol, examines the training involved in implementing it and explains the operational arrangements with special attention to capacity and consent, joint investigation, liaison points and review methods. It concludes with an examination of potential future developments.
Bailey, A., McAllister, A. and McAuley, W. (2004), "The Development of a Protocol for the Joint Investigation of Crimes Committed against Vulnerable Adults", Tizard Learning Disability Review, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 18-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/13595474200400014Download as .RIS
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