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Eliciting human intelligence: A conceptualization and empirical testing of the Scharff technique

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Title: Eliciting human intelligence: A conceptualization and empirical testing of the Scharff technique
Authors: Oleszkiewicz, Simon
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Oleszkiewicz, S., Granhag, P. A., & Cancino Montecinos, S. (2014). The Scharff-technique: Eliciting intelligence from human sources. Law and Human Behavior, 38, 478–489.

II. Oleszkiewicz, S., Granhag, P. A., & Kleinman, S. (2014). On eliciting intelligence from human sources: Contextualizing the Scharff-technique. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 898–907.

III. Granhag, P. A., Oleszkiewicz, S., Strömwall, L. A., & Kleinman, S. (2015). Eliciting intelligence with the Scharff technique: Interviewing more and less cooperative and capable sources. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21, 100–110.

Date of Defence: 2016-02-26
Disputation: Fredagen den 26 februari 2016, kl. 10.00, sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haralsdgatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: The Scharff technique
human intelligence gathering
information elicitation
Abstract: This thesis is on how to elicit intelligence from human sources with the principal aim being to examine the efficacy of the tactics employed by the renowned WWII interrogator Hanns Scharff. A novel experimental set-up (as well as new dependent measures) was introduced to evaluate the efficacy of different human intelligence gathering techniques. Participants were given information about a planned terrorist attack, asked to take on the role of “sources”, and instructed to be semi-cooperative in a... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9694-2 (Print)
978-91-628-9695-9 (PDF)
ISSN: 1101-718X
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