Strategic interviewing to elicit admissions: Making guilty suspects more forthcoming

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Tekin, S., Granhag, P. A. and Mac Giolla, E. (2015). Strategic interviewing to elicit admissions: Making guilty suspects more forthcoming. 2015 American Psychology-Law Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, USA 2015 - 2016
AuthorsTekin, S., Granhag, P. A. and Mac Giolla, E.
TypeConference presentation
Abstract

The current study aimed to alter the counter-interrogation strategies of guilty suspects by
influencing their perception of the evidence with the goal of eliciting admissions. Participants (N
= 90) were asked to perform several mock criminal tasks before being interviewed using one of
three interview techniques: (1) Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE) (2) Early Disclosure of
Evidence; or (3) A Control interview. Suspects in the SUE condition (vs. other conditions) (1)
had more statement-evidence inconsistencies, (2) disclosed more admissions, and (3) perceived
the interviewer to have had more information than s/he actually did.

Keywordsstrategic interviewing, admissions, counter-interrogation strategies
Year2015
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CC BY 4.0
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Online05 Mar 2015
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Deposited15 Oct 2019
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