Rights of an Individual in the Criminal Justice System: A Guide for Health Workers
|Date added||April 11, 2019|
|Category||General, Training Tools|
The criminal justice system is comprised of various stages which include pre-trial arrest and detention. Pre-trial arrest and detention is the stage when a person that is suspected and accused of committing a crime is arrested and held in custody (whether at police or in prison) before a decision is made to confirm their guilt or innocence. The process of determining whether or not a person is guilty is what is referred to as a trial.
The law provides for the rights of individuals who are arrested and detained before being subjected to a trial. These rights are however, often overlooked especially by law enforcement officers in the course of making arrests and conducting investigations. Health workers are among the victims of violations of these rights and this has particularly affected those that provide health care services to patients affected by life threatening conditions that are abortion related.