Chapter Five. The Investigation of Terrorist Offences in the United Kingdom: The Context and Climate for Interviewing Officers

  1. Ray Bull Professor2,
  2. Tim Valentine PhD member Scientific staff Professor of Psychology Fellow3 and
  3. Tom Williamson
  1. John Pearse BSc (Hons), PhD, C. Psychol, AFBPsS, FRSM managing director criminal intelligence senior officer

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch5

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions

How to Cite

Pearse, J. (2009) The Investigation of Terrorist Offences in the United Kingdom: The Context and Climate for Interviewing Officers, in Handbook of Psychology of Investigative Interviewing: Current Developments and Future Directions (eds R. Bull, T. Valentine and T. Williamson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747599.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, England, UK

  2. 3

    Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

Author Information

  1. Managing Director of Forensic Navigation Services Ltd, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470512678

Online ISBN: 9780470747599

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Keywords:

  • Investigation of Terrorist Offences in United Kingdom;
  • context and climate for interviewing officers;
  • political and legal activity in September 2001 atrocities and police terrorist investigations;
  • Terrorism Act 2000 (TACT) - replacing previous ‘temporary’ terrorist provisions;
  • police interviewing in UK;
  • interview process - inquisitorial element within adversarial system of justice;
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and tape-recorded police interviews;
  • type and nature of tactics used by police;
  • interview tactics and questionnaire distribution;
  • contextual issues relevant to terrorist offence investigation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Police interviewing in the UK

  • Research findings into why people confess

  • Legal perspective

  • Methodological considerations

  • Interview tactics and questionnaire distribution

  • Findings and commentary

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • References