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The Discourse of Police Interviews$
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Marianne Mason and Frances Rock

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780226647654

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226647821.001.0001

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Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
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(p.iii) The Discourse of Police Interviews
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Marianne Mason

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226647821.003.0001

This chapter discusses leading debates, approaches, and topics in contemporary police interview research. The chapter situates the police interview as part of a complex, and multistage, criminal justice process, and explores key concepts that are particularly relevant to, and addressed in, the chapters of this volume, such as those intersecting discourse and the institutional, psychological, ethnolinguistic, and metalinguistic. The chapter also provides an overview for the various sections and chapters in the volume. It concludes with suggestions and recommendations, based on the volume’s findings, for future areas of research.

Keywords:   police interviews, institutional discourse, asymmetries, discourse analysis, negotiation, ethnolinguistics, metalanguage, multimodality, transmodal, discursive psychology

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