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Techniques in the investigative interviewing and interrogation of victims, witnesses and suspects of crime vary around the world, according to a country’s individual legal system, religion and culture. Whereas some countries have developed certain interview protocols for witnesses (such as the ABE Guidelines and the NICHD protocol when interviewing children) and the PEACE model of interviewing suspects, other countries continue to use physical coercion and other questionable tactics to elicit information.
Until now, there has been very little empirical information about the overall interview and interrogation practices in non-western countries, especially the Middle and Far East. This book addresses this gap, bringing together international experts from over 25 countries and providing in-depth coverage of the various interview and interrogation techniques used across the globe. Volume 2 focuses on the interviewing of crime suspects, aiming to provide the necessary information for an understanding of how law enforcement agencies around the world gain valuable information from suspects in criminal cases. Together, the chapters that make up this volume and the accompanying volume on interviewing witnesses and victims, draw on specific national case studies and practices, examine contemporary challenges and identify best practice to enable readers to develop an international, as well as a comparative, perspective of developments worldwide in this important area of criminal investigation.
This book will be an essential resource for academics and students engaged in the study of policing, criminal investigation, forensic psychology and criminal law. It will also be of great interest to practitioners, legal professionals and policymakers around the world.
‘Unprecedented in its coverage - a landmark text! A must-have for all psych-law academics and practitioners in the field.’ - P. A. Granhag, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
‘This book provides a unique insight into the practice of interrogation techniques across the world. I strongly recommend it.’ - Gisli Gudjonsson, CBE and Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology, King's College London, UK
‘The scope and breadth of this compilation is extraordinary and unprecedented. The single best feature of this volume is that it provides the reader the ability to compare and contrast practices from different countries in an easy format, given that many chapters follow a similar structure and cover many of the same topics (e.g., training, age effects, common approaches, the role of a caution, etc.). This volume sheds a bright light on practices in countries we have previously known little about, while at the same time highlighting themes and practices that appear to be common across many cultures.
The sort of cross-cultural, international approach that this volume adopts towards the understanding of investigative interviewing is exactly what the research and operational communities need to move out of our cultural silos, learn from one another, and improve practice on a global scale.’ - Melissa Russano, Associate Professor, School of Justice Studies, Roger Williams University, USA
‘International developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation (Volume 2: Suspects)is a remarkable collection that is highly original and an important addition to the growing body of work on the interviewing - and even though we don’t like to say it anymore – interrogation of suspects. In addition to chapters that bring us up to date with developments in the UK, USA, Canada and many other countries that are the mainstays of research on investigative interviewing, there are fascinating new chapters on interviewing in countries such as China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Scotland and many more. The chapters are written to a consistent framework highlighting the historical, political, and sometimes religious factors that have shaped investigative practices.
Students and researchers will find the wealth of case examples, statistical and legal information an invaluable resource. There is clear evidence here that scientific and ethical interviewing can and must be the cornerstone of all investigations. This book takes the entire field forward and is, without any exaggeration, truly essential reading.’ - Stephen Moston, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, James Cook University, Australia
Introduction, Allison Redlich, Dave Walsh, Gavin Oxburgh and Trond Myklebust 1. China, Marvin Zalman and Yuning Wu 2. Indonesia, the Philippines, & Sri Lanka, Jane Goodman-Delahunty 3. Iran, Nargess Tavassolian, Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki, Alexandra Harrington and Kamiar Alaei 4. Israel, Carmit Katz 5. Japan, Taeko Wachi and Kazumi Watanabe 6. Australia and New Zealand, Amanda Cain, Nina J. Westera and Mark Kebbell 7. Belgium, Miet Vanderhallen, Michelle DeJong and Geert Vervaeke 8. England and Wales, Colin Clarke and Rebecca Milne 9. Estonia, Raivo Öpik and Kristjan Kask 10. France, Samuel Demarchi and Laurent Delhalle 11. Germany, Renate Volbert and Bianca Baker 12. Italy, A. Zappalà, F. Pompedda, V. M. Rossini and M. Scarabello 13. Netherlands, Martijn van Beek and Jos Hoekendijk 14. Portugal, Carlos E. Peixoto, Alexandra Seabra and António Castanho 15. Scandinavia, Ivar A. Fahsing, Kristina Kepinska Jakobsen and Harriet Jakobsson Öhrn 16. Scotland, Annabelle Nicol, David La Rooy and Stuart Houston 17. Slovenia, Igor Areh, Sabina Zgaga and Benjamin Flander 18. Switzerland, J. Courvoisier, C. Sellie and M. St-Yves 19. Canada, Brent Snook, Kirk Luther and Todd Barron 20. Mexico, Gustavo Fondevila 21. USA, Christopher E. Kelly and Christian A. Meissner Conclusion, Dave Walsh, Allison Redlich, Gavin Oxburgh and Trond Myklebust.
Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice offers the very best in research on criminal justice systems around the world, offering fresh insights on a range of topics in criminal procedure, including policing, prisons, courts, youth justice, community measures, rehabilitation, victimology and forensics science.