Promoting pre-recorded complainant evidence in rape trials: Psychological and practice perspectives

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Title Promoting pre-recorded complainant evidence in rape trials: Psychological and practice perspectives
Author Kebbell, Mark Rhys; Westera, Nina Jo
Journal Name Criminal Law Journal
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Lawbook Co.
Abstract In this article, the authors, a forensic psychologist and police officer, explore how pre-recorded police interviews with complainants may be presented as evidence-in-chief and used to support the prosecution case for alleged rape offences. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of pre-recording, and how its introduction will necessitate a profound shift in police culture and the conventional "case construction" model used by police. The article concludes by identifying the range of reforms to current police practice required to address some of problems associated with using pre-recorded evidence in rape trials.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/catalogue/productdetails.asp?id=846
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published
Volume 35
Issue Number 6
Page from 376
Page to 385
ISSN 0314-1160
Date Accessioned 2011-12-01
Language en_US
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Forensic Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41913
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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