“Treat them as a human being”: dignity in police detention and its implications for ‘good’ police custody

Here, we examine the factors influencing whether those detained by the police feel treated with dignity. We develop a human rights-oriented conception of dignity rooted in the equal worth of human beings, encapsulated in detainees’ desire to be ‘treated like a human being’. The predictors of this ar...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Skinns, Layla (Author)
Contributors: Rice, Lindsey (Author); Sorsby, Angela
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2020
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2020, Volume: 60, Issue: 6, Pages: 1667–1688
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