Police Station Skills for Legal Advisers: v. 2: Practical Reference

Police Station Skills for Legal Advisers: v. 2: Practical Reference

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By (author) Eric Shepherd

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  • Publisher: The Law Society
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 246mm x 32mm | 996g
  • Publication date: 23 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1853287075
  • ISBN 13: 9781853287077
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 1,860,190

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This handy guide spells out objectives for each stage of defending and provides checklists to help achieve each one, together with examples of the questions that will need to be asked. Useful templates aid decision-making and help keep track of detail disclosed by the police, third parties and the client.

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Eric Shepherd has extensive experience of working in the criminal justice system, including 23 years as a consultant to the police service in investigation and investigative interviewing. He is co-author of Active Defence, 2nd edition (Law Society, 2000), and Analysing Witness Testimony (1999).

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The practical reference; 2. Call from a third party; 3. Call from the duty solicitor service; 4. Request from a client; 5. Telephone consultation with the custody officer; 6. Telephone consultation with the investigating officer; 7. Telephone consultation with your client; 8. Planning and preparing to attend the police station; 9. Consultation with the custody officer at the police station; 10. Consultation with the investigating officer; 11. Consultation with the interpreter; 12. Consultation with the appropriate adult; 13. Consultation with your client; 14. The police interview. Key Topics: 1. Advice and access; 2. Advising on silence: Guidance from the CLC; 3. Appointment of the appropriate adult; 4. Assessing your client's vulnerability; 5. Bail; 6. Charging and alternatives to charging; 7. Complaints; 8. Detention; 9. Identification by body samples and impressions; 10. Identification by fingerprints; 11; Identification by handwriting; 12. Identification by witnesses; 13. Investigation and detention by service police; 14. Offences; 15. Photography; 16. Searches of premises; 17. Templates.