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Evaluating police interviewing practices with suspects in child-sexual abuse cases

Read, Julianne, Powell, Martine, Kebbell, Mark, Milne, Becky and Steinberg, Rebecca 2014, Evaluating police interviewing practices with suspects in child-sexual abuse cases, Policing and society : an international journal of research and policy, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 1-22, doi: 10.1080/10439463.2013.784297.

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Title Evaluating police interviewing practices with suspects in child-sexual abuse cases
Author(s) Read, Julianne
Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Kebbell, Mark
Milne, Becky
Steinberg, Rebecca
Journal name Policing and society : an international journal of research and policy
Volume number 24
Issue number 5
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1043-9463
1477-2728
Keyword(s) police interviewing
sex offender
suspects
best practice
Summary This article examined adherence to current best practice recommendations for police interviewing of individuals suspected of committing child-sexual offences. We analysed 81 police records of interviews (electronically recorded and then transcribed) with suspects in child-sexual abuse cases in England and Australia. Overall we found areas of skilled practice, indicating that police interviewing in Australia and England is in a far better place than 20 years ago. However, this study also demonstrated that there is still a gap between the recommended guidelines for interviewing and what actually happens in practice. Specifically, limitations were found in the following areas: transparency of the interview process; introduction of allegations; disclosure of evidence; questioning techniques; and the interviewing approach or manner adopted. The practical implications of these findings are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10439463.2013.784297
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30052796

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