International Developments in Investigative Interviewing

International Developments in Investigative Interviewing

Edited by Becky Milne , Edited by Dr. Tom Williamson , Edited by Stephen Savage


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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.

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 20mm | 539.77g
  • 01 Jun 2009
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Willan Publishing
  • Cullompton
  • English
  • 1843922762
  • 9781843922766
  • 1,022,727

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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. 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.

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