Communication and rapport building during investigative interviews with internet child sex offenders Dr Kimberly Collins, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, UK Detective Chief Inspector Alison Eaton, Sussex Police, UK. Interpersonal rapport.
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Communication and rapport building during investigative interviews with internet child sex offendersDr Kimberly Collins, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, UKDetective Chief Inspector Alison Eaton, Sussex Police, UK
Why internet child sex offenders?
Previous research on rapport
What is interpersonal rapport?
Rapport has 3 components (Tickle-Degnen & Rosenthal, 1990):
Timing of interpersonal rapport
Importance for Rapport
Investigative interview context
When suspect refuses access to free, legal advice: “okay if you change your mind at any time (name of suspect) tell me and I will get it organized for you. Its not a problem at all”.
“uh-huh” “yeah” “I understand” “so you said you got the computer at Dixons, mmm hmm…”
“yeah, I know”
“anything you say can be given in evidence, things which go in your benefit, for example reasons why you’ve done stuff, so anything that is said can be given in evidence for you or against you”.
Findings - positivity
Mean positivity = 47
Findings - attention
Mean attention = 138
Findings - coordination
Mean coordination = 62
Findings – shared understanding
Mean shared understanding = 46
Rapport indicators together
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