Attempts to Improve the Police Interviewing of Suspects

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 20)


In recent decades, court cases in several countries have revealed some police interviewing of suspects to be grossly incompetent. However, few countries seem to have sought to improve this crucial aspect of policing, which is of great importance to society. However, in England and Wales in the last 20 years, the police service and the government have made pioneering attempts at improvement, these attempts largely being based on work by psychologists. This chapter provides an overview of these developments.


Police Officer Criminal Procedure Royal Commission Police Interrogation Child Witness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Institute of Criminal Justice StudiesUniversity of PortsmouthUK

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