1st Edition

International Developments in Investigative Interviewing

Edited By Tom Williamson, Becky Milne Copyright 2009
    272 Pages
    by Willan

    240 Pages
    by Willan

    This book examines international developments in investigative interviewing. It analyses the cases and other factors leading to the paradigm shift in a number of countries, it considers issues that are of current interest to practitioners and academics including the continuing calls for the use of torture, whether it is possible to detect deception and the contribution of investigative interviewing methods to concepts of therapeutic and restorative justice.

    The book responds to the recognition that there are currently no international human rights instruments that relate specifically to custodial questioning, whilst also offering a critical analysis of the attempts to influence investigator and prosecutor behaviour by recourse to human rights. This book will be essential reading for practitioners designing and delivering investigative interviewing training programmes as well as academics and students studying international criminal justice.

    Foreword by John G.D. Grieve  Introduction, Tom Williamson, Becky Milne and Steve Savage  Part 1: Investigative interviewing and interrogation around the world  1. Investigative interviewing of suspects in Australia, Stephen Moston  2. Investigative interviewing in the UK, Andie Shawyer, Becky Milne and Ray Bull  3. Investigative interviewing in the Nordic region, Ivar Fahsing and Asbjarn Rachlew  4. Police interviewing in France, Belgium and the Netherlands: something is moving, Sylvie ClĂ©ment, Marc van de Plas, Paul van den Eshof and Nicole Nierop  5. Police interrogation in Canada: from the quest for confession to the search for the truth, Michel St-Yves  6. Interview and interrogation: a perspective and update from the USA, Randy Borum, Michael G. Gelles and Steven M. Kleinman  Part 2: Current issues in interrogation and investigative interviewing  7. A critical analysis of the Utilitarian case for torture and the situational factors that lead some people to become torturers, Rod Morgan and Tom Williamson  8. Investigative interviewing as a therapeutic jurisprudential approach, Ulf Holmberg  9. Increasing cognitive load in interviews to detect deceit, Aldert Vrij, Ronald Fisher, Samantha Mann and Sharon Leal  10. Detecting deceit: current issues, Peter Bull


    Tom Williamson was a senior police officer in both the Metropolitan and Nottinghamshire police forces. He was also one of the pioneers behind the establishment of the Institute of Criminal Justice at Portsmouth University in 1992.

    Becky Milne is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

    Stephen Savage is Professor of Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, Portsmouth University. 

    "The editors have assembled a magnificent collaboration between Criminologists and Psychologists internationally, bringing forth critical knowledge and insight. I believe that from an international perspective, its comparative approach will be invaluable. This handbook is essential reading and a comprehensive resource, and challenges the attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions for a wide potential readership." - Carol Spaderna, Aberystwyth University, UK