Interviewing suspects of crime in Portugal

Carlos Eduardo Peixoto*, Alexandra Seabra, António Castanho

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Gathering information is a key step in criminal investigation. This is particularly relevant in the investigation of complex crimes, where information collection will set the pace and direction of the investigation process. Also, information collected will unveil other types of evidence that will, or will not, corroborate what we know. In crimes where sometimes there is no other type of evidence, the statement will be even more of a determinant of the criminal investigation success. For that reason, psychological research has collected data and developed tools to understand and collect information in a more efficient way and with better quality (Gudjonsson, 2003; Kassin, 2008; Lassiter and Meissner, 2010; Milne and Bull, 1999; Shepherd, 2007; Shepherd and Griffiths, 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation
Subtitle of host publicationsuspects
EditorsDavid Walsh, Gavin Oxburgh, Allison Redlich, Trond Myklebust
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315769677
ISBN (Print)9781138781757
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2017


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