Sex Offenders' Perceptions of Police Interviewing: Implications for Improving the Interviewing Effectiveness

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Title Sex Offenders' Perceptions of Police Interviewing: Implications for Improving the Interviewing Effectiveness
Author Kebbell, Mark Rhys; Hurren, Emily Joan; Mazerolle, Paul
Journal Name The Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Canada
Publisher Meritus Solutions
Abstract NIneteen males sex offenders were interviewed individually using a semi-structured interview. They were asked questions regarding the feelings they experienced during their most recent police interview, and their reasons for confessing or denying. Participants were also asked to make suggestions on how to improve police interviewing of suspected sexoffenders in future, and to identify desirable characteristics for police interviewers to have. Participants reported high levels of nervousness, anxiety and guilt prior to their police interview. Participants suggested that interviewers were most likely to secure confessions if they were compassionate, neutral and fair, while aggressive and biased interviewers were reported as being less likely to be successful. The implication of this study is that police officers should take a more compassionate and non-aggressive approach to interviewing suspected sex offenders.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 4
Page from 28
Page to 36
ISSN 1709-8769
Date Accessioned 2007-02-22
Date Available 2007-08-07T04:26:02Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject Law, Justice and Law Enforcement
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13679
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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