What Can You Tell Me? What Makes a Good Investigative Interview?

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Abstract

Police interviews have for many years been seen to bethe 'jewel in the crown' when it comes to the investigation ofserious crime. However the experience of the Police in the UK inthe late 1970's and early 1980's discovered at great cost that themisuse of the interview process can quickly turn the 'jewel' intothe thorn in the side. Recent prominent cases have broughtunprecedented focus to the conduct of interviews withsuspected offenders in Australia. This paper poses the question ofwhat really does constitute a 'good investigative interview' andexamines the steps currently being taken in Australia to prevent orat least minimise the likelihood of a repetition of the UK experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Investigations Workshop
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherANU
Pages289-312
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) Conference - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 10 Dec 200911 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) Conference
CountryAustralia
Period10/12/0911/12/09

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    Green, T. (2009). What Can You Tell Me? What Makes a Good Investigative Interview? In Criminal Investigations Workshop (pp. 289-312). ANU.