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The Overnight Detention of Children in Police Cells: Summary
The number of children being held overnight in police cells is determined along with “the factors that influenced whether children are held overnight and the nature of training, policies and legal frameworks used to protect them” (p. 2). Sections of this summary are: key points; key statistics; introduction; research aims, data, and analysis; safeguarding children I police custody; children and police bail; police training and policies on dealing with children; how may children are detained overnight; why children are detained overnight in police cells; conclusions; and key recommendations. While this research was conducted with statistics from jails in England and Wales, the observations and recommendations made can be easily applied to an American setting.