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Eliciting admissions from suspects in criminal investigations

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Title: Eliciting admissions from suspects in criminal investigations
Authors: Tekin, Serra
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., Mac Giolla, E., Vrij, A., & Hartwig, M. (2015). Interviewing strategically to elicit admissions from guilty suspects. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 244–252.

Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., & Vrij, A. (2016). How to make perpetrators in denial disclose more information about their crimes. Psychology, Crime & Law, 22, 561–580.

Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A., Strömwall, L. A., & Vrij, A. (in press). Police officers’ use of evidence to elicit admissions in a fictitious criminal case. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling.

Date of Defence: 2016-09-02
Disputation: Fredagen den 2 september 2016, kl 10:00 i sal Europa, Konferenscentrum Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20A
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: admissions
strategic use of evidence
statement-evidence inconsistency
police officers
Abstract: The psycho-legal literature is scarce with respect to specific interviewing tactics aimed at eliciting new and critical information (admissions) from suspects in criminal cases. The first major aim of this thesis was to fill this void by introducing and testing a novel evidence disclosure tactic, called the SUE-Confrontation, which draws on the general principles underlying the Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE) framework. The comparative efficacy of the SUE-Confrontation interview was examined... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9875-5 (Print)
978-91-628-9874-8 (PDF)
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Psykologiska institutionen



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