The Performance of Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    The ‘appropriate adult’ is intended to safeguard the interests of the young suspect in the police interview. This article discusses the criticisms of social workers' and parents' performance of the role and then considers the findings from a survey that explores volunteers' performance. The findings suggest that, when the volunteers surveyed contributed in the interview, they fulfilled the role as intended. This article also examines the implications of employing the survey method as a means of data collection in this field. The author concludes that further research is required in order for the survey findings to be considered conclusive and generalisable and suggests two further methods.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)255-271
    JournalHoward Journal of Criminal Justice
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2001


    Dive into the research topics of 'The Performance of Volunteer Appropriate Adults: A Survey of Call Outs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this