Zeng, F, Huang, C-Y and Bull, R (2020) Police interview of suspects in China: Developments and analyses. International Journal of Police Science & Management. 146135572094754 - 146135572094754. ISSN 1461-3557

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<jats:p> This article investigates the power dynamics in police interviews with suspects in China by examining a real-life sample. It first overviews some recent developments and legislation in China regarding police interviewing of suspects, followed by outlining the linguistic and psychological research upon which the analyses are based. The interviews are examined using critical discourse analysis that reveals the high-power position of the Chinese police in suspect interviews. However, the large proportion of open questions found in the interviews is encouraging, as this suggests that regulations outlawing use of evidence obtained by torture or other illegal means are taking effect. This article is the first to empirically examine actual Chinese police interviews with suspects, providing valuable insights for theories and practice. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final version of this article and all relevant information related to it can be found online at; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1461355720947548
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic linguistics, investigative interviewing, police interrogation, China, suspect interview
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1 Criminology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC435 Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 11:24
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8770

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