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dc.contributor.authorLeahy-Harland, Samantha
dc.contributor.authorBull, Ray
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-30T14:30:38Z
dc.date.available2020-11-30T14:30:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-11-25
dc.identifier.citationLeahy-Harland, S. and Bull, R., (2020). 'The impact of context on real-life serious crime interviews'. Police Practice and Research, pp. 1-18.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1561-4263
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15614263.2020.1848565
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625429
dc.description.abstractThis study examined real-life audio-taped police interviews with 56 serious crime suspects in England and Wales. It provides an analysis of how suspects responded and behaved during the interviews and considers how suspects’ responses may be affected by contextual characteristics including the presence of legal advisors. It was found that fewer suspects admitted these serious offences in comparison to previous studies, with most suspects who did admit doing so early on in the interview. The majority of suspects’ responses were identified as ‘relevant’, only a very small proportion of interviews were assessed as ‘challenging’. Significant associations between suspects’ responses and context were found. Specifically, if the (alleged) victim was female, the location of the offence was in-doors, and there was no clear motive, then suspects were more likely to say ‘no comment’ than to respond relevantly. Suspects who were 32 years of age or over, and had previous criminal convictions, were more likely to respond ‘relevantly’ than say ‘no comment’. The study also found that whilst present in the majority of interviews, the contributions of legal advisors were minimal (though more frequent legal advisor contributions were associated with increased use of police strategies).en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15614263.2020.1848565?journalCode=gppr20en_US
dc.subjectSocial Sciences (miscellaneous)en_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subjectpolice interviewing; suspects; context; legal advisors; serious crime.en_US
dc.titleThe impact of context on real-life serious crime interviewsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1477-271X
dc.contributor.departmentBournemouth Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalPolice Research and Practiceen_US
dc.source.journaltitlePolice Practice and Research
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.endpage18
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-11-05
dc.author.detail782679en_US


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