Police officers' note-taking of interviews with alleged child abuse victims

Cauchi, Rita T. 2009, Police officers' note-taking of interviews with alleged child abuse victims, D.Psych.(Forensic) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Police officers' note-taking of interviews with alleged child abuse victims
Alternative title Exploring the utility of a mainstream model of child sexual offending for offenders with intellectual disability
Author Cauchi, Rita T.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Forensic)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Interviewing in child abuse - Technique
Child witnesses
Interviewing in law enforcement - Technique
Child sex offenders - Case studies
People with mental disabilities and crime - Case studies
Offenders with mental disabilities - Case studies
Summary The field and experimental studies for this thesis revealed that: the quality of documentation of 'disclosure' (initial) interviews with child abuse witnesses was poor; under optimal note-taking conditions, verbatim records of interview were still not provided, and considerable variability was observed in the quality of notes and strategies employed to document content and structure. The portfolio presents four case studies to illustrate similarities and/or differences between offence behaviour in child sex offenders with impairment, and the offence behaviours that characterise Canter et al.'s intimate, criminal-opportunistic and aggressive type offenders.
Notes Degree conferred 2010.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.254
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030547

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