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Deaths in police custody: a question of health or discipline?

Leonie Howe (University of Warwick)

The British Journal of Forensic Practice

ISSN: 1463-6646

Publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

This paper addresses the issue of deaths in police custody. The role and effects of ‘proactive’ and ‘reactive’ policing in addressing suicidal and non‐suicidal deaths is considered. Failings in the training and public accountability of police services and forensic medical examiners are discussed. Some of the past failings, it is argued, seem set to continue in the face of the Secrecy Bill (1999).

Citation

Howe, L. (2000), "Deaths in police custody: a question of health or discipline?", The British Journal of Forensic Practice, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 31-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636646200000006

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