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"It’s your rights, ok?": explaining the right to silence to Aboriginal suspects in the Northern Territory

Bowen, Alexander Ainsley

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When a suspect is interviewed by the police, s/he has the right to decline to answer police questions and avoid self-incrimination. This is a fundamental procedural protection, and police are required to inform suspects of the ‘right to silence’, also called the ‘caution’, before beginning the interview. However, the way the caution is stated, both in legal texts and by police officers, is often linguistically and conceptually complex. This makes it less...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/118730

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