Les facteurs explicatifs de la confession en contexte d’interrogatoire policier chez les cyberdélinquants sexuels ayant pour victimes des enfants

Authors: Claveau-Thibault, Catherine
Advisor: Deslauriers-Varin, Nadine; Fortin, Francis
Abstract: The goal of this study is to determine which explanatory factors would influence confession during a police interrogation in cyber child sexual offense cases. In order to do so, video-recorded police interrogations were analysed. Part of a larger ongoing research project, the current study is based on the analyses of 80 video recorded interrogations conducted by Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) unit of the Sûreté du Québec. Interrogations were coded using a coding sheet specifically designed for this research project that included information regarding the suspect, the crime committed and the contextual characteristics of the interrogation. The results showed the importance and the role of contextual variables on the outcome of the interview and suggest that investigators do have the power to influence the suspect’s decision-making process to collaborate and confess their crime during police interrogations. More specifically, the length of the interrogation, the fact that the interviewer engaged the suspect into describing the recapitulation of the arrest and the relation between the interviewer and the suspect were found to be statistically related to the outcome of the interrogation.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2020
Open Access Date: 26 April 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/68939
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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