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Interrogations, Police Behavior, and Procedural Justice in South Sahara Africa Nations
by Donovan, Patricia, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020, 212; 28024600
Abstract (Summary)

The following study used self- report data from a sample of police investigators of Sub-Sahara Africa nations to identify interviewing/interrogation techniques used in the region and capture the opinions of the techniques used. The literature review provides an overview of the current state democratic policing in Sub-Saharan African nations, the global interview and interrogation literature, and the gap in the literature that exists in relation to the topic. A concurrent nested mixed-methods design was utilized in response to the research question. Results indicate the interview techniques reported used by investigators in Sub-Sahara Africa nations are similar to those reported used in the United States and other parts of the world, and the issue of obtaining false confessions and false information should be explored further. Also, opinions related to effectiveness and attitudes related to bounded authority influence the interviewers' decision to choose a confrontational or non-confrontational method.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perez, Patricia
Commitee: Zimmerman, Laura, Brandon, Susan
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: International Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Law enforcement, Social psychology, African Studies, Criminology
Keywords: Africa, Democratic policing, Interrogation, interviewing, Police, Procedural justice
Publication Number: 28024600
ISBN: 9798672188065
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