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Deaths in police custody during 1994: a retrospective analysis.
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PMID:  15335560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper presents the results of a retrospective analysis of deaths in police custody from 1 January to 31 December 1994. During that year, there were 32 such deaths in the UK. For purposes of analysis, the deaths were grouped into three principal categories based on the frequency of their occurrence: deaths by hanging (12); deaths among those arrested for drunkenness (11) and other deaths (9). By considering the results of this study together with a comprehensive literature review, several strategies for reducing the frequency of deaths in police custody are proposed.
Authors:
G A Norfolk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical forensic medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1353-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Forensic Med     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2005-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434927     Medline TA:  J Clin Forensic Med     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-54     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Police Surgeon, Stockwood Medical Centre, Hollway Road, Stockwood, Bristol BS14 8PT, UK.
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