Langley, B, Ariel, B, Tankebe, J, Sutherland, A, Beale, M, Factor, R and Weinborn, C (2020) A simple checklist, that is all it takes: a cluster randomized controlled field trial on improving the treatment of suspected terrorists by the police. Journal of Experimental Criminology. ISSN 1572-8315

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When it comes to interviewing suspected terrorists, global evidence points to harsh interrogation procedures, despite the likelihood of false positives. How can the state maintain an effective counterterrorism policy while simultaneously protecting civil rights? Until now, the shroud of secrecy of “national security” practices has thwarted attempts by researchers to test apparatuses that engender fair interrogation procedures. The present study aims to test one approach: the use of a “procedural justice checklist” (PJ Checklist) in interviews of suspected terrorists by counterterrorism police officers in port settings.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Procedural justice checklist Randomised controlled trial Scalable interventions Counterterrorism Legitimacy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF176 Psychological tests and testing
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 May 2020 12:49
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 12:49

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