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1st Edition

Investigative Interviewing

Edited By

Tom Williamson

ISBN 9781138861473
Published May 21, 2015 by Willan
392 Pages

USD $52.95

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Book Description

The objective of this book is to review the position of investigative interviewing in a variety of different countries, with different types of criminal justice systems, and consists of chapters written by leading authorities in the field, both academics and practitioners. A wide range of often controversial questions are addressed, including issues raised by the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, The Reid model for interviewing and miscarriages of justice, the role of legislation in preventing bad practice, the effectiveness of ethical interviewing, investigative interviewing and human rights, responses to miscarriages of justice, and the likely future of investigative interviewing. The book also makes comparisons between British and American approaches to detention without trial, and the role of confession evidence within adversarial legal systems. It also develops a set of proposals to minimise the risks of miscarriages of justice, irrespective of jurisdiction.

Table of Contents

Part I: Developments in Rights  1. Investigative interviewing and human rights in the war on terrorism, Tom Williamson  2. Al-Qaeda-related subjects: a law enforcement perspective, Michael G. Gelles, Robert McFadden, Randy Borum and Bryan Vossekuil  3. American interrogation methods in the war on terror, David Rose  4. The interrogation of terrorist suspects: the banality of torture, John J. Pearse  Part II: Developments in Research  5. The psychology of rapport: five basic rules, Michel St-Yves  6. Confessions by sex offenders, Michel St-Yves  7. The psychology of interrogations and confessions, Gisli H. Gudjonsson  8. Towards greater professionalism: minimizing miscarriages of justice, Tom Williamson  9. Will it all end in tiers? Police interviews with suspects in Britain, Andrew Griffiths and Becky Milne  10. The Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation, Joseph P. Buckley  11. A critical appraisal of the Reid Technique, Saul M. Kassin  12. Investigative interviewing and the detection of deception, Mark G. Frank, John D. Yarborough and Paul Ekman  Part III: Developments in Regulation  13. Recovered memories, James Ost  14. Investigative interviewing: suspects' and victims' rights in balance, Robert Roy  15. Regulating police interrogation, David Dixon  16. Conclusion, Tom Williamson

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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.