Determining identity and nationality in local policing

Published: September 2010

The study involved an examination of practices for checking the nationality and migrant status of arrestees in a sample of custody suites in England and Wales in 2006/07.  The study also involved the piloting of enhanced checking processes in four custody suites.  The aim was  to examine the use of immigration powers when dealing with foreign national (FN) arrestees and whether this could be expanded and improved.

Authors / Editors

Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith

University of Stirling

Research Themes

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Crimes of the Powerful: organised, white collar and state crime