Interviewing suspects: examining the association between skills, questioning, evidence disclosure, and interview outcomes

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/611823
Title:
Interviewing suspects: examining the association between skills, questioning, evidence disclosure, and interview outcomes
Authors:
Walsh, Dave; Bull, Ray
Abstract:
The interviewing of suspects is an important element in the investigation of crime. However, studies concerning actual performance of investigators when undertaking such interviews remain sparse. Nevertheless, in England and Wales, since the introduction of a prescribed framework over 20 years ago, field studies have generally shown an improvement in interviewing performance, notwithstanding ongoing concerns largely relating to the more demanding aspects (such as building/maintaining rapport, intermittent summarising and the logical development of topics). Using a sample of 70 real-life interviews, the present study examined questioning and various evidence disclosure strategies (which have also been found demanding), examining their relationships between interview skills and interview outcomes. It was found that when evidence was disclosed gradually (but revealed later), interviews were generally both more skilled and involved the gaining of comprehensive accounts, whereas when evidence was disclosed either early or very late, interviews were found to be both less skilled and less likely to involve this outcome. These findings contribute towards an increased research base for the prescribed framework.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Walsh, D. and Bull, R. (2015) 'Interviewing suspects: examining the association between skills, questioning, evidence disclosure, and interview outcomes', Psychology, Crime & Law, 21 (7):661
Journal:
Psychology, Crime & Law
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/611823
DOI:
10.1080/1068316X.2015.1028544
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1068316X.2015.1028544
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1068-316X; 1477-2744
Appears in Collections:
Derby Law School

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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Daveen
dc.contributor.authorBull, Rayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-06T13:35:05Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-06T13:35:05Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, D. and Bull, R. (2015) 'Interviewing suspects: examining the association between skills, questioning, evidence disclosure, and interview outcomes', Psychology, Crime & Law, 21 (7):661en
dc.identifier.issn1068-316Xen
dc.identifier.issn1477-2744en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/1068316X.2015.1028544en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/611823en
dc.description.abstractThe interviewing of suspects is an important element in the investigation of crime. However, studies concerning actual performance of investigators when undertaking such interviews remain sparse. Nevertheless, in England and Wales, since the introduction of a prescribed framework over 20 years ago, field studies have generally shown an improvement in interviewing performance, notwithstanding ongoing concerns largely relating to the more demanding aspects (such as building/maintaining rapport, intermittent summarising and the logical development of topics). Using a sample of 70 real-life interviews, the present study examined questioning and various evidence disclosure strategies (which have also been found demanding), examining their relationships between interview skills and interview outcomes. It was found that when evidence was disclosed gradually (but revealed later), interviews were generally both more skilled and involved the gaining of comprehensive accounts, whereas when evidence was disclosed either early or very late, interviews were found to be both less skilled and less likely to involve this outcome. These findings contribute towards an increased research base for the prescribed framework.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1068316X.2015.1028544en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Psychology, Crime & Lawen
dc.subjectInvestigative interviewingen
dc.subjectPEACE modelen
dc.subjectEvidence disclosureen
dc.subjectGQMen
dc.titleInterviewing suspects: examining the association between skills, questioning, evidence disclosure, and interview outcomesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalPsychology, Crime & Lawen
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