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Exploring investigative interviewing: a Dubai perspective

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Dubai has been developing at an astonishing rate during the past 25 years. This devel-opment has been witnessed in most aspects of life, including policing. However, the Dubai Police Force is yet to have a National Standard protocol for the forensic inter-viewing of individuals involved in major crimes. Findings from studies conducted in other parts of the world may not be generalisation to Dubai due to differences in law, policy, and culture. The Dubai Police granted the research team unparalleled access to conduct this study. In-depth, semi-structured interviews were conducted with police officers involved in interviewing individuals in major crime. The analysis showed that cultural barriers are still present for officers in interviewing individuals in major crimes. The paper concludes by suggesting that officers seem to understand the basic foundations for an evidence-based approach but that more needs to be done to standardise training and interview protocols.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 9 Mar 2020


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