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Police officers' questioning of children about repeated abuse

Guadagno, Belinda L. 2006, Police officers' questioning of children about repeated abuse, D.Psychology (Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Police officers' questioning of children about repeated abuse
Alternative title Assessing the risk of sexual recidivism among sexual offenders
Author Guadagno, Belinda L.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psychology (Forensic)
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Interviewing in child abuse - Technique
Child witnesses
Interviewing in law enforcement - Technique
Sex offenders - Rehabilitation
Recidivism
Summary This thesis examined the perceptions of police and legal professionals regarding how police officers should and do interview children about repeated abuse. It also examined the actual performance of police interviewers in mock and field interviews to understand the reason for interviewer's difficulties and how interview strategy can be improved. The portfolio examines and discusses the complexities associated with assessing the risk of sexual recidivism among different sex offender populations - adult sex offenders, sex offenders with an intellectual disability, adolescent sex offenders and indigenous sex offenders. Four case studies are presented.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.254
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027023

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