Start date:October 2022
Research Topic:Appropriate adults
Research pathway:Astudiaethau Empirig yn y Gyfraith
Research Supervisor:Dr Roxanna Dehaghani
Supervising school:Prifysgol Caerdydd
Primary funding source:ESRC
Research keywords:appropriate adults; Mental health; Police custody; Policing; vulnerable adults
I am on the socio legal pathway at Cardiff university, on the 1+3 programme. My PhD will focus on vulnerable adults in police custody and the safeguards that are applied to them, mainly through the appropriate adult role designed to protect vulnerable adults and children in custody. My PhD will explore why certain adults are identified as vulnerable in custody compared to others, and how the safeguard can be improved.