The Discourse of Police Interviews examines how police interviews are discursively constructed and institutionally used to investigate and prosecute crimes. This volume investigates multiple discursive approaches to the analysis of police-lay person exchanges. It aims to promote dialogue not only between scholars who specialize in language and the law, but also among scholars in cognate disciplines, such as linguistic anthropology, criminology, law, and sociology, to name a few. The volume explores themes including the sociolegal, psychological, and discursive framework of popular police interview methods, such as PEACE and Reid, the role of the discursive practices of institutional representatives (e.g., police officers, interpreters) in bringing about linguistic transformations, and the impact that these transformations can have on the construction and evidential quality and value of linguistic evidence. The analysis includes an examination of both oral and written data, as well as the role of metalanguage and multimodality in understanding the police interview.