Police Interogation

Stephenson, Geoffrey M. and Moston, Stephen (1994) Police Interogation. Psychology Crime & Law, 1 (2). pp. 151-157. ISSN 1068-316X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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We describe a study of more than 1000 interrogations by Metropolitan Police Officers. Obtaining a confession is found to be the paramount reason for interviewing a suspect. However, few suspects who did not initially confess changed their minds during the interview. 42% of suspects admitted their guilt-about the same number as obtained before tape recording of interviews was introduced. Strength of evidence and legal advice were the principal factors associated with confessing. The confession rate also varied according to which police station hosted the ''interview''. An ''accusatorial'' style of questioning was associated with the possession of strong evidence against the suspect.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014 14:09
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20057 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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