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NCJ Number: 149288 Find in a Library
Title: Management and Supervision of Police Interviews
Author(s): J E Stockdale
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
United Ki
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
London, SW1H 9HD, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85893-0855
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit
Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
Clive House, Room 415
Petty France
London, SW1H 9HD,
United Kingdom
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study, based on interviews with 208 British police officers of all ranks and documentary material, examined current management and supervisory practices in relation to investigative interviewing in five police forces.
Abstract: The first phase of the study identified various problems encountered by junior officers in the conduct of interviews and the preparation of written records of those interviews. These problems were aggravated by the lack of routine supervision and monitoring on the part of senior officers and managers. The implementation of formal quality control mechanisms was seen as a low priority in the context of operational demands. Many junior officers believed their supervisors did not have the necessary skills for effective supervision and quality control of interviews. In the second phase of the research, potential indices of interview quality were identified, based on an analysis of the interview as a process and as a product. A set of performance indicators was developed to help managers assess interview quality. In addition, a training needs analysis for managers and supervisors of interviewing officers led to a series of training recommendations. 3 tables, 8 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Great Britain/United Kingdom; Police interviewing training; Police supervision
Note: Police Research Paper No. 5
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