Interview and Interrogation Tactics and Techniques in Serbia
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This article examines the distribution of officer opinions combined with personal statuses and perceived statuses of interviewed and interrogated people, types of successful tactics used by police, and types of defence tactics used by suspects in interviews and interrogations. Interviews were conducted and surveys were distributed by 2nd and 3rd year students of the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies (ACPS) practical course in police stations across Serbia. Overall, the officers in the sample vary in gender and age. Generally one thing is to be expected, those results are to be very precise and without censure because of distributors of those two techniques of research. Given that the data were not drawn from a study specifically focused on tactics but also on other characteristics of subjects of the procedure, there could be more deductions and analyses of presented data with further scientific implications. This article addresses a pioneering project in Serbia and it could b...e the first of many to seek the best practice and the most suitable techniques and tactics in addressing citizens, possible witnesses or a suspect.
Keywords:interrogation / interviewing / police tactics / police attitudes / Serbia
Source:Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo, 2013, 64, 3, 275-286
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