Care of Detainees

  • Margaret M. Stark
  • Guy A. Norfolk


Healthcare professionals (HCPs) may be asked by the police to assess the fitness for detention in police custody of adults and juveniles arrested in connection with an offense; those detained by immigration; individuals requiring a place of safety (children and the mentally ill); remanded or sentenced (convicted) prisoners; or those detained under terrorism legislation. A person in police custody is referred to as a detainee in this chapter. Detainees may have to be interviewed regarding their involvement in an offense and possibly further detained overnight for court; guidance may therefore have to be given to the custodians regarding their care.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Forensic and Legal MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Forensic and Legal MedicineBristolUK

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