Building transparency and trust: a critical examination of the role, training and support of Independent Custody Visitors

Fitzgerald, Hollie (2014) Building transparency and trust: a critical examination of the role, training and support of Independent Custody Visitors. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation critically examines the role, training and support of Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs). As a voluntary organisation, this role requires independent adults in the public to visit local police stations unannounced. Each visit should report on the welfare of detainees, equally assessing the transparency of the police service. Resulting from observations by Lord Scarman preceding the Brixton riots in 1981, relations between local communities and the police are consistently under improvement. In particular, this study examines the independent custody visitor through the Hampshire and Isle of Wight scheme, obtaining results across disparate panels; for example, the South East panel. Accordingly, this study outlines the historical, political and legislative development of custody visiting, concluding with implications for future practice and areas for further research.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 08:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:44
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15898

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