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dc.contributor.authorKebbell, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorSellers, Stevenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T20:46:48Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T20:46:48Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:07:47Z
dc.identifier.issn14636646en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41887
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to determine the role of evidence in the interviewing of suspects. Design/methodology/approach - Analyses were made of 55 interview transcripts about the questioning of suspected sex offenders by officers of an Australian police service. Findings - In 22 per cent of these interviews the suspect actively attempted to discover what the evidence against them was and in 9 per cent the interviewer attempted to learn of the suspect's knowledge of this evidence. Interviewers tended to favour a strategy of first asking the suspect to provide a free account of their role in the alleged crime. If this approach failed to elicit a confession, interviewers would then disclose at least some of the evidence against that suspect. In 93 per cent of the interviews some form of evidence disclosure was made by the interviewer; this was usually achieved by referring to the evidence indirectly rather than explicitly. Originality/value - Although such disclosures of information seemed to have little impact on suspects' decisions to confess, this study illustrates the important role of evidence in the suspect interviewing process.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherPier Professional Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://pierprofessional.metapress.com/content/a638673524127281/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom84en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto94en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBritish Journal of Forensic Practiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380199en_US
dc.titleThe role of evidence in the interviewing of suspects: an analysis of Australian police transcriptsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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