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Standing AccusedThe Organization and Practices of Criminal Defence Lawyers in Britain$
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Mike McConville, Jacqueline Hodgson, Lee Bridges, and Anita Pavlovic

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198258681

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258681.001.0001

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Advisers at Interrogation

Advisers at Interrogation

Chapter:
(p.101) 5 Advisers at Interrogation
Source:
Standing Accused
Author(s):

Micke McConville

Jacqueliene Hodgson

Lee Bridges

Anita Pavlovic

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258681.003.0005

This chapter reports research that tries to analyse the practices of firms through attendance at interrogations. Before dealing with the dynamics of all the parties involved in the interrogation process — police, advisers and suspects — it reviews first the background of concerns over the interrogation process. Although interrogations have come to assume central importance in the determination of criminal cases, judicial scrutiny has focused on a comparatively narrow range of issues centring on police conduct towards suspects. Interrogations were essentially police-citizen encounters with outsiders barred from access, accounts of which were police constructions. In addition, the police continue to try to improve their own credibility and undermine that of the suspect.

Keywords:   police interrogation, legal advisers, firms, suspects, criminal cases

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