The influence of guilt presumptive language on investigative interview outcomes
Research has demonstrated that interviewer beliefs about a suspect's guilt can initiate a cycle of confirmation bias. This occurs when the behavior and responses of the suspect are interpreted by the interviewer as endorsing their beliefs about suspect guilt.
Research has also shown that accusatory questions during an investigative interview are indicative of these biased beliefs. Despite these findings, researchers and practitioners rarely evaluate investigative interviews for evidence of guilt-presumptive language.
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