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Joe at the police station

Video animation of aspects of the process of dealing with suspects at the police station

We left Joe on the point of being arrested in town. In this animation we’re going to follow Joe, after his arrest, into the police station to learn about some aspects of police investigation of offences.

As you watch the animation, you’ll encounter some of the rules which govern how suspects are supposed to be treated.

Think about what these rules are for. For example:

(i) Why are suspects are entitled to consult a lawyer and why is this so important?

(ii) Why must Joe be cautioned?

(iii) Why is the recording of interviews so important?

Share your thoughts with your colleagues!

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From Crime to Punishment: an Introduction to Criminal Justice

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