This book it is a comprehensive guide, aimed at professionals, that starts with the interview of the victim of the crime, moving through the interviewing of suspects, to the decision to prosecute and enhancing the quality of evidence presented in court. Other topics discussed include: false allegations, false confessions, offender profiling and victim support. Throughout, the theme of the book is that the chain of events leading to the successful investigation and prosecution of offences is only as strong as the weakest link, and should be considered as a coherent whole.
Mark Kebbell is an associate professor at the James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. He co-wrote (with Graham Wagstaff) guidelines for police officers in England and Wales on the assessment of eyewitness evidence, and has published many journal articles. Graham Davies is co-series editor with Ray Bull and a professor of psychology at the University of Leicester. He is co-editor of Applied Cognitive Psychology; amongst his numerous publications, and the most recent for Wiley, is Recovered Memories: Seeking the Middle Ground.
Release date NZ
August 11th, 2006
Edited by Graham M. Davies
Edited by Mark R. Kebbell