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dc.contributor.authorBaker-Eck, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorBull, Ray
dc.contributor.authorWalsh, Dave
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-15T12:53:28Z
dc.date.available2021-01-15T12:53:28Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationBaker-Eck, B., Bull, R., and Walsh, D. (2021). 'Investigative empathy: Five types of cognitive empathy in a field study of investigative interviews with suspects of sexual offences'. Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice. (In press).en_US
dc.identifier.issn2227-7420
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625520
dc.description.abstractEmpathy in investigative interviews has increasingly become a focus in the recent literature on investigative interviewing as its implementation may aid in building and maintaining rapport. Displaying empathy in interviews is claimed to have positive impacts on the provision of investigation relevant information and the cooperation of interviewees. However, the literature currently omits practically operationalizing empathy, which would provide a means of implementing it effectively in investigative interviews. As such, the present study examines empathic displays by interviewers employed in interviews with suspects of high-risk crimes such as sexual offences in order to see what types are applied as a step towards identifying and possibly defining/operationalizing empathy during investigative interviews in the future. 19 audio-tapes of police interviews with suspects of sexual crimes in England and Wales conducted by experienced police interviewers were coded for their empathic displays and suspects’ level of cooperation throughout the interviews. Five different types of empathy were found to be employed. Interviews that had higher levels of suspect cooperation involved all five types of investigative empathy, whereas interviews in which fewer types of empathy were displayed had less cooperation (by offering less or no information). Thus, the use of investigative empathy in investigative interviews can indeed be recommended.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/A.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Investigative Interviewing Research Groupen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.iiirg.org/en_US
dc.subjectInvestigative interviewing; rapport; empathy; interrogation; offendersen_US
dc.titleInvestigative empathy: Five types of cognitive empathy in a field study of investigative interviews with suspects of sexual offencesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2227-7439
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDe Montfort Universityen_US
dc.identifier.journalInvestigative Interviewing: Research and Practiceen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-13
dc.author.detail782679en_US


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