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The Discourse of Police Interviews
edited by Marianne Mason and Frances Rock
University of Chicago Press, 2020
Cloth: 978-0-226-64765-4 | Paper: 978-0-226-64779-1 | eISBN: 978-0-226-64782-1
Library of Congress Classification HV8073.3.D57 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 363.254

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Forensic linguistics, or the study of language and the law, is a growing field of scholarly and public interest with an established research presence. The Discourse of Police Interviews aims to further the discussion by analyzing how police interviews are constructed and used to investigate and prosecute crimes.

The first book to focus exclusively on the discourses of police interviewing, The Discourse of Police Interviews examines leading debates, approaches, and topics in contemporary police interview research. Among other topics, the book explores the sociolegal, psychological, and discursive framework of popular police interview techniques employed in the United States and the United Kingdom, such as PEACE and Reid, and the discursive practices of institutional representatives like police officers and interpreters that can influence the construction and quality of linguistic evidence. Together, the contributions situate the police interview as part of a complex, and multistage, criminal justice process. The book will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in a variety of fields, such as linguistic anthropology, interpreting studies, criminology, law, and sociology.
 
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