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PSI Professor, Kerry Watkins, co-authors article on Pathways Forward in Suspect Interviews

Tags: Issue 4, June 2021

Kerry Watkins, Professor in the Protection, Security, and Investigation (PSI) Program at FSCS, co-authored an article in the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group Journal, II-RP (Investigative Interviewing Research & Practice), published in April 2021. The article, Psychological Persuasion in Suspect Interviews: Reid, PEACE, and Pathways Forward, discusses a new information-gathering approach for law enforcement, called the PEACE model.

The article argues that PEACE-based approaches still contain psychological persuasion tactics which are an inherent component of any effective suspect interviewing approach within the current justice system, and there remains a need for a more nuanced and critical discussion of the role of psychological persuasion within suspect interviewing.

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