Tools for the Analysis of Police Interviews
provide a descriptive framework of police-suspect interviews based on linguistic devices and interactional features used in recordings of thirteen police interviews with suspects;
analyse this description of the interviews and reveal the conversational strategies used by participants as they negotiate the various functional requirements of the interviews; and
expose the process through which underlying beliefs of the police participants routinely affect the construction of the police interview both as an interaction in time and space and as a socially and culturally situated activity.
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