Moston, S.J and Stephenson, G.M. and Williamson, T.M. (1992) The effects of case characteristics on suspect behavior during police questioning. British Journal of Criminology, 32 (1). pp. 23-40. ISSN 0007-0955.
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This paper is concerned with the associations between the characteristics of a suspect and case and a suspect's decision to admit or deny having committed an offence. It outlines a model to illustrate how such characteristics have a bearing on interviewing styles and thus a direct and indirect effect on suspect behavior. A random sample of 1,067 cases from nine Metropolitan Police stations was examined. In each case the suspect was interviewed by a detective. The decision to admit an allegation during questioning was primarily associated with three factors: strength of evidence, legal advice, and the criminal history of the suspect. The results are discussed in relation to the effects of different interviewing strategies on suspect behaviour.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
|Depositing User:||M. Nasiriavanaki|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 06:59|
|Last Modified:||25 Aug 2009 06:59|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22377 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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