Despite police misconduct, and therefore investigations into this misconduct, being part of police culture, there have – to my knowledge, at least – been no academic studies (other than my own – Lukic, 2018) on the discourse of police interviews of police officers who have been accused of misconduct/crime (henceforth ‘police suspects’). My study will be into how a police suspect’s dual identity may affect the narrative and linguistic choices of interlocutors in a police interrogation. The aim of this project is to investigate the complex relationship between identity, power, and narrative construction in the interrogation of police suspects.
Start date:October 2019
Research Topic:Identity, Narrative Construction, and the Negotiation of Power in Police Interviews of Police Suspects
Research Supervisor:Dr Chris Heffer
Supervising school:Cardiff University
Primary funding source:ESRC Studentship