STAR RATING: 5/5
This must-have for appropriate adults working with vulnerable adults who are suspected of committing a criminal offence is a well put together handbook, writes Steve Tilney.
It successfully covers all areas of responsibility for appropriate adults while engaged at police stations.
Broken into four easy-to-read sections (background; procedures at the police station; police questioning; and case disposal) it is well-written using uncomplicated language and is easy to follow.
It follows a logical sequence from arrival at the police station and then works its way through the various aspects of custody procedure. It has quick reference notes and is continuously cross-referenced to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Pace).
It also has practice examples from the UK with contact details for each individual organisation offering support and guidance.
Steve Tilney is an advanced interview trainer, Metropolitan Police service