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The Making of an Expert Detective. Thinking and Deciding in Criminal Investigations

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Title: The Making of an Expert Detective. Thinking and Deciding in Criminal Investigations
Authors: Fahsing, Ivar A.
Issue Date: 11-Nov-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Psychology ; Psykologiska institutionen
Parts of work: I. Fahsing, I.A., & Ask, K. (2013). Decision making and decisional tipping points in homicide investigations: An interview study of British and Norwegian detectives. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 10(2), 155–165.

II. Fahsing, I.A., & Ask, K. (2015). The making of an expert detective: The role of experience in English and Norwegian police officers’ investigative decision making. Psychology, Crime & Law, 1–44.

III. Fahsing, I.A., & Ask, K. (2016). In search of the detective personality: Police recruits’ logical reasoning and ability to generate investigative hypotheses. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Date of Defence: 2016-12-09
Disputation: fredagen den 9. December 2016, kl. 10:00 i sal F1, Psykologiska institutionen, Haraldsgatan 1, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Doctoral Dissertation
Keywords: Criminal investigation
Abductive Reasoning
Abstract: Drawing on theoretical frameworks developed in social and cognitive psychology, this thesis examines the degree to which individual and systemic factors may compensate for inherent biases in criminal detectives’ judgments and decision-making. Study I – an interview study – explored criminal detectives’ views of critical factors related to decision making in homicide investigations. Experienced homicide investigators in Norway (n = 15) and the UK (n = 20) were asked to identify decisional ‘tippin... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9972-1
ISSN: 1101-718X
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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