One way or another? Criminal investigators' beliefs regarding the disclosure of evidence in interviews with suspects in England and Wales

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621081
Title:
One way or another? Criminal investigators' beliefs regarding the disclosure of evidence in interviews with suspects in England and Wales
Authors:
Walsh, Dave; Milne, Becky; Bull, Ray
Abstract:
The research base concerning interviews with suspects remains to be comprehensively developed. For example, the extant literature provides differing views regarding how best to undertake the important interview task of disclosing evidence. In the current study, using a self-report questionnaire, 224 investigators based in England and Wales were asked as to their own preferred methods. Most respondents advocated a gradual method of disclosing evidence, stating that this approach would better reveal inconsistencies and obtain a complete version of events (similar to the reasoning of those who preferred disclosing evidence later). Those who advocated revealing evidence early stated this approach would more likely elicit confessions. Several respondents would not commit to one single method, arguing that their chosen strategy was contextually dependent. The study’s findings suggest that it remains arguable as to whether there is one best approach to evidence disclosure and/or whether particular circumstances should influence interviewing strategies.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Walsh, D. et al (2015) 'One Way or Another? Criminal Investigators’ Beliefs Regarding the Disclosure of Evidence in Interviews with Suspects in England and Wales', Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31 (2):127
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621081
DOI:
10.1007/s11896-015-9174-5
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11896-015-9174-5
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0882-0783
EISSN:
1936-6469
Appears in Collections:
Derby Law School

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dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Daveen
dc.contributor.authorMilne, Beckyen
dc.contributor.authorBull, Rayen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T15:54:21Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-28T15:54:21Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationWalsh, D. et al (2015) 'One Way or Another? Criminal Investigators’ Beliefs Regarding the Disclosure of Evidence in Interviews with Suspects in England and Wales', Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31 (2):127en
dc.identifier.issn0882-0783-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11896-015-9174-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621081en
dc.description.abstractThe research base concerning interviews with suspects remains to be comprehensively developed. For example, the extant literature provides differing views regarding how best to undertake the important interview task of disclosing evidence. In the current study, using a self-report questionnaire, 224 investigators based in England and Wales were asked as to their own preferred methods. Most respondents advocated a gradual method of disclosing evidence, stating that this approach would better reveal inconsistencies and obtain a complete version of events (similar to the reasoning of those who preferred disclosing evidence later). Those who advocated revealing evidence early stated this approach would more likely elicit confessions. Several respondents would not commit to one single method, arguing that their chosen strategy was contextually dependent. The study’s findings suggest that it remains arguable as to whether there is one best approach to evidence disclosure and/or whether particular circumstances should influence interviewing strategies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11896-015-9174-5en
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dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Police and Criminal Psychologyen
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dc.subjectInvestigative interviewingen
dc.subjectPEACE modelen
dc.subjectEvidence disclosureen
dc.subjectQuestioning suspectsen
dc.subjectInvestigator self-reportsen
dc.titleOne way or another? Criminal investigators' beliefs regarding the disclosure of evidence in interviews with suspects in England and Walesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1936-6469-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Police and Criminal Psychologyen
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