Investigative interviewing: Australian Research (updated 23 Nov, 2021)

Stephen Moston


The following is a complete* listing of Australian Research on investigative interviewing of suspects.

Note: If you are not sure where to start - try Green (2012) and Moston (2009).


References


Adam, L., & van Golde, C. (2019). Police practice and false confessions: A search for the implementation of investigative interviewing in Australia. Alternative Law Journal, 45(1), 52-59. https://doi.org/10.1177/1037969X19874415

Bartels, L. (2011). Police interviews with vulnerable adult suspects. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology. Retrieved from www.aic.gov.au


Bradford, D., & Goodman-Delahunty, J. (2008). Detecting deception in police investigations: Implications for false confessions. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15(1), 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218710701873932

Burton, L., McGarrity, N., & Williams, G. (2012). The extraordinary questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. Melbourne University Law Review, 36, 414-469.

Cain, A., Kebbell, M. R., & Westera, N. J. (2016). Suspect interviewing practices in Australia and New Zealand. In D. Walsh, G. Oxburgh, A. Redlich, & T. Myklebust (Eds.), Contemporary developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation: International perspectives. Routledge.

Coldrey, J. (1991). The right to silence: Should it be curtailed or abolished? Anglo-American Law Journal, 20(1), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.1177/147377959102000104

Crime and Misconduct Commission (2004) Listening in: Results from a CMC audit of police interview tapes, Monitoring Integrity in the Queensland Police Service, No. 1:April, (Brisbane: Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland).

Criminal Justice Commission (1999) Analysis of Interview Tapes: Police Powers Review Briefing Paper (Brisbane: Criminal Justice Commission, Research and Prevention Division).

Criminal Justice Commission (2000) Police Powers in Queensland: Findings from the 1999

Defendants Survey (Brisbane: Criminal Justice Commission, Research and Prevention Division).

Cullen, H. J., Adam, L., & van Golde, C. (2021). Evidence-based policing in Australia: an examination of the appropriateness and transparency of lineup identification and investigative interviewing practices. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 23(1), 85-98. https://doi.org/10.1177/14613557211004618

Darwinkel, E., Powell, M., & Tidmarsh, P. (2013). Improving police officers’ perceptions of sexual offending through intensive training. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(8), 895-908. https://doi.org/10.1177/0093854813475348

Dixon, D. (1992). Legal regulation and policing practice. Social & Legal Studies, 1(4), 515-541. https://doi.org/10.1177/096466399200100404

Dixon, D. (2006) ‘“A window into the interviewing process?” The audio-visual recording of police interrogation in New South Wales, Australia’, Policing and Society, 16(4), 323-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439460600968123

Dixon, D. (2009). From criminal justice to control process: Interrogation in a changing context. In R. Bull, T. Valentine, & T. Williamson (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions (pp. 91-108). Wiley.

Dixon, D. (2010). Questioning suspects: A comparative perspective. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 26(4), 426-440. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043986210377107

Dixon, D. (2013). Regulating police interrogation. Investigative Interviewing: Rights, Research and Regulation, 318-351. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781843926337

Dixon, D. (2018). Interrogation law and practice in common law jurisdictions. In D. Brown, J. I. Turner, & B. Weisser (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of criminal process. Oxford University Press. https://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLRS/2017/55.pdf

Dixon, D., & Cowdery, N. (2013). Silence rights. Australia Indigenous Law Review, 17(1), 23-37. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AUIndigLawRw/2013/2.pdf

Dixon, D., & Travis, G. (2007). Interrogating images: Audio-visually recorded police questioning of suspects. Federation Press.

Goodman-Delahunty, J., & Howes, L. M. (2016). Social persuasion to develop rapport in high-stakes interviews: qualitative analyses of Asian-Pacific practices. Policing and Society, 26(3), 270-290. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2014.942848

Goodman-Delahunty, J., & Martschuk, N. (2018). Securing reliable information in investigative interviews: coercive and noncoercive strategies preceding turning points. Police Practice and Research, 21(2), 152-171. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2018.1531752

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Martschuk, N., & Dhami, M. K. (2014). Interviewing High Value Detainees: Securing cooperation and disclosures. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(6), 883-897. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3087

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Martschuk, N., & Dhami, M. K. (2014). Interviewing high value detainees: Securing cooperation and disclosures. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28(6), 883-897. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3087

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Martschuk, N., Hale, S. B., & Brandon, S. E. (2020). Interpreted police interviews: A review of contemporary research. In M. K. Miller & B. H. Bornstein (Eds.), Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 5 (pp. 83-136). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-54678-6_4

Goodman-Delahunty, J., O'Brien, K., & Gumbert-Jourjon, T. (2013). Police professionalism in interviews with high value detainees: Cross-cultural endorsement of procedural justice. Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies, 13(1), 65-82. https://www.ucmo.edu/cjinst/documents/Issue13Finished.pdf

Gray, A. (2013). Constitutionally heeding the right to silence in Australia. Monash University Law Review, 39(1), 156-187.

Green, T. (2012). The future of investigative interviewing: Lessons for Australia. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 44(1), 31-43.

Heydon, G. (2007). When silence means acceptance: Understanding the right to silence as a linguistic phenomenon. Alternative Law Journal, 32(3), 149-153.

Heydon, G. (2012). Helping the police with their enquiries: Enhancing the investigative interview with linguistic research. The Police Journal, 85(2), 101-122. https://doi.org/10.1350/pojo.2012.85.2.581

Heydon, G., & Lai, M. (2013). Police interviews mediated by interpreters: An exercise in diminishment? Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice, 5(2), 82-98.

Hill, J. A., & Moston, S. (2011). The need to implement an investigative interviewing framework for developing skills and deployment. International Investigative Interviewing Research Bulletin, 3(1), 23-29.

Hill, J. A., & Moston, S. (2011). Police perceptions of investigative interviewing: Training needs and operational practices in Australia. The British Journal of Forensic Practice, 13(2), 72-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636641111134314

Kebbell, M.R., Hurren, E.J. and Mazerolle, P. (2006) ‘An investigation into the effective and ethical interviewing of suspected sex offenders’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 327. (Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology).

Kebbell, M.R., Hurren, E.J. and Roberts, S. (2006) ‘Mock-suspects’ decision to confess: The accuracy of eyewitness evidence is critical’, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 20, pp. 477-486.

Lai, M., & Mulayim, S. (2013). Interpreter linguistic intervention in the strategies employed by police in investigative interviews. Police Practice and Research, 15(4), 307-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/15614263.2013.809929

Larsen, A.-C., & Crowley, M. G. (2012). Virtue ethics: Analysing emotions in a police interview with a crime suspect. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6(3), 291-300. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pas016 McGarrity, N. (2014). Coercive questioning and detention by domestic intelligence agencies. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 9(1), 48-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2013.877377 Moston, S. (2009). Investigative interviewing of suspects in Australia. In T. Williamson, B. Milne, & S. P. Savage (Eds.), International Developments in Investigative Interviewing (pp. 3-23). Willan. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781843927273

Mount, D. J. (2017). Skill acquisition, transfer and application: A study of investigative interviewing training in the Queensland Police Service University of Queensland]. Brisbane, Australia. https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/

Mount, D., & Mazerolle, L. (2020). Investigative interviewing skills in policing: examining the transfer of training into workplace practices. Policing: An International Journal(Ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-12-2019-0182

Mullins, S. (2016). Counter-terrorism in Australia: practitioner perspectives. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 11(1), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2016.1161228

Nakane, I. (2007). Problems in communicating the suspect's rights in interpreted police interviews. Applied Linguistics, 28(1), 87-112. https://doi.org/10.1093/applin/aml050

Nakane, I. (2011). The role of silence in interpreted police interviews. Journal of Pragmatics, 43(9), 2317-2330. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2010.11.013

Nakane, I. (2014). Interpreter-mediated police interviews: A discourse-pragmatic approach. Interpreter-mediated police interviews: A discourse-pragmatic approach, 1-235. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137443199

New South Wales Law Reform Commission. (2000). The right to silence and pre-trial disclosure in New South Wales. Research report 10. https://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Other-Publications/Research-Reports/RR10.pdf

Nolan, M. (2009). Counter-terrorism interviewing and investigative interoperability: R v ul- Haque [2007] NSWSC 1251. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 16(2), 175-190. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218710802620455

Read, J. M., & Powell, M. B. (2011). Improving the legal aspects of police interviewing of suspects. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 18(4), 599-611.

Read, J. M., & Powell, M. B. (2011). Investigative interviewing of child sex offender suspects: Strategies to assist the application of a narrative framework. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 8(2), 163-177. https://doi.org/10.1002/jip.135

Read, J. M., Powell, M. B., Kebbell, M., Milne, B., & Steinberg, R. (2014). Evaluating police interviewing practices with suspects in child-sexual abuse cases. Policing and Society, 24(5), 523-544. doi:10.1080/10439463.2013.784297

Roe, G., & Moston, S. (2011). Recall and comprehension of the Queensland Police cautioning statement amongst Australian Aboriginals. International Investigative Interviewing Research Bulletin, 2(3), 29-30. Schofield-Georgeson, E. (2019). Silence matters: A survey of the right to silence in the summary jurisdiction of New South Wales. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 24(2), 121-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/1365712719887409 Scott, A. J., Pedretti, P., Tudor-Owen, J., & Bull, R. (2013). Are newly recruited police officers blank slates? An examination of the ‘natural’ interviewing skills of untrained recruits in Western Australia. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, 5(2), 25-28.

Scott, A. J., Tudor-Owen, J., Pedretti, P., & Bull, R. (2015). How intuitive is PEACE? Newly recruited police officers' plans, interviews and self-evaluations. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22(3), 355-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2014.949397

Sellers, S., & Kebbell, M. R. (2009). When should evidence be disclosed in an interview with a suspect? An experiment with mock-suspects. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 6(2), 151-160. https://doi.org/10.1002/jip.95

Sellers, S., & Kebbell, M. R. (2011). The role of evidence in the interviewing of suspects: An analysis of Australian police transcripts. British Journal of Forensic Practice, 13(2), 84-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636641111134323

Sivasubramaniam, D., Goodman-Delahunty, J., Fraser, M., & Martin, M. (2014). Protecting human rights in Australian investigative interviews: The role of recording and interview duration limits. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 20(2), 107-132. http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/409435

Stevenson, N. (1982). A study of evidence presented to the District Court in New South Wales. Research Report 9. Department of the Attorney General & of Justice NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research. https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Publications/General-Series/rr09.pdf **

Teh, G. (1972). Police interrogation: an examination of the permissible limitations on police interrogation in Australia. Monash University. https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/5467747/version/6368989

Tudor-Owen, J., Scott, A. J., Henry, P. J., & Bull, R. (2013). Starting from scratch: Planning practices of police recruits in Western Australia. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, 5(1), 3-9.

Tudor-Owen, J., Scott, A. J., Henry, P. J., & Bull, R. (2016). An exploratory study of the planning and interviewing practices of police recruits in Western Australia. Forensic Update, 120, 20-25.

Wakefield, S. J., Kebbell, M. R., Moston, S., & Westera, N. J. (2015). Perceptions and profiles of interviews with interpreters: A police survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(1), 53-72. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004865814524583

Westera, N. J., & Kebbell, M. R. (2014). Investigative interviewing in suspected sex offences. In R. Bull (Ed.), Investigative Interviewing. London: Springer.

Westera, N. J., & Kebbell, M. R. (2014). Investigative interviewing in suspected sex offences. Investigative Interviewing, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-9642-7_1

Westera, N. J., Kebbell, M. R., & Milne, B. (2016). Want a better criminal justice response to rape? Improve police interviews with complainants and suspects. Violence Against Women, 22(14), 1748-1769. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801216631439 Westera, N. J., Kebbell, M. R., Milne, B., & Green, T. (2016). The prospective detective: developing the effective detective of the future. Policing and Society, 26(2), 197-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2014.942845

Westera, N. J., Kebbell, M. R., Milne, B., & Green, T. (2016). Towards a more effective detective. Policing & Society, 26(1), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2014.912647

Yoong, D. (2010). Interactional norms in the Australian police interrogation room. Discourse & Society, 21(6), 692-713. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957926510381223

* If you identify any omissions, please let me know via smoston@forensii.com

This document will be updated as new materials are published.


** Also available as Stevenson, N. (1982) ‘Criminal cases in the NSW District Court: A pilot study’, in J. Basten, M. Richardson, C. Ronalds, C. and G. Zdenkowski (Eds.), The criminal injustice system. Australian Legal Workers Group (NSW) and Legal Services Bulletin.


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