Self-disclosure and self-deprecating self-reference: Conversational practices of personalization in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offenses

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621943
Title:
Self-disclosure and self-deprecating self-reference: Conversational practices of personalization in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offenses
Authors:
Childs, Carrie; Walsh, Dave ( 0000-0003-4950-6830 )
Abstract:
This article examines how police officers ostensibly reveal personal information about themselves in investigative interviews with children reporting their being victim of alleged sexual offenses. We identify two practices of personalization. First, we show how, during the opening phase of interviews, officers engage in clear, unambiguous self-disclosure and how these self-disclosures are designed to elicit expressions of affiliation from witnesses. Second, we identify instances of self-deprecating self-reference as in ‘I’m going deaf that's all’. These self-references are delivered to manage trouble responsibility in environments of repair. We show how they manage the conflicting demands of rapport building and the requirement to make interviewees feel as if they are being listened to and understood, on the one hand, and the need for effective evidence gathering, on the other. The present study extends understanding of how officers personalize the investigative interview, as recommended by best practice guidelines.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Childs, C. and Walsh, D. (2017) 'Self-disclosure and self-deprecating self-reference: Conversational practices of personalization in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offenses', Journal of Pragmatics, 121:188.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Pragmatics
Issue Date:
Nov-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621943
DOI:
10.1016/j.pragma.2017.10.013
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378216616303903
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
03782166
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research; Derby Law School

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dc.contributor.authorChilds, Carrieen
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Daveen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-10T09:43:09Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-10T09:43:09Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-
dc.identifier.citationChilds, C. and Walsh, D. (2017) 'Self-disclosure and self-deprecating self-reference: Conversational practices of personalization in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offenses', Journal of Pragmatics, 121:188.en
dc.identifier.issn03782166-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.pragma.2017.10.013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621943-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines how police officers ostensibly reveal personal information about themselves in investigative interviews with children reporting their being victim of alleged sexual offenses. We identify two practices of personalization. First, we show how, during the opening phase of interviews, officers engage in clear, unambiguous self-disclosure and how these self-disclosures are designed to elicit expressions of affiliation from witnesses. Second, we identify instances of self-deprecating self-reference as in ‘I’m going deaf that's all’. These self-references are delivered to manage trouble responsibility in environments of repair. We show how they manage the conflicting demands of rapport building and the requirement to make interviewees feel as if they are being listened to and understood, on the one hand, and the need for effective evidence gathering, on the other. The present study extends understanding of how officers personalize the investigative interview, as recommended by best practice guidelines.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0378216616303903en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Pragmaticsen
dc.subjectSelf-referenceen
dc.subjectSelf-deprecationen
dc.subjectSelf-disclosureen
dc.subjectPolice interviewingen
dc.titleSelf-disclosure and self-deprecating self-reference: Conversational practices of personalization in police interviews with children reporting alleged sexual offensesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Pragmaticsen
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