Enhancing security through efficient policing workshop, held on 4 November at UEA
The event consisted of briefings, talks and practical activities based on real-life case studies and the programme included:
1. Project Presentation: Translation and Communication in Training (TACIT)
UEA in collaboration with the Norfolk Constabulary and with endorsement from the National Investigative Interviewing Steering Group.
Title: What can we learn from an analysis of real-life police interviews: Empirical findings for an interview toolkit.
TACIT Team: Luna Filipovic (Project Team Leader), Carlos de Pablos-Ortega, Marie-Noelle Guillot, Alberto Hijazo-Gascon, Andreas Musolff and Gabrina Pounds.
2. Two interactive talks by
Michael R. Napier, FBI Supervisory Special Agent (Retired); an expert on interview and interrogation, whose work resulted in some of the most important criminal convictions in the US.
3. Project presentation: Public perceptions of counter-terrorism: Implications for security and citizenship
4. Roundtable discussion
Presentations from the event
- Introduction to TACIT
- Gabrina Pounds- The role of empathy in police interviewing with suspects
- Andreas Musloff- 'You keep telling us different things, what do we believe?' Meta-communication and meta representation in police interviews
- Alberto Hijazo-Gascón- Being accurate or sounding natural: The (legal) interpreter's challenges
- Marie Noelle Guillot- 'Just let me finish' Points of view on speech otherness. Covert features of verbal exchange management
- Luna Filipovic- 'And then she fell down the stairs on me' Communicative difficulties of getting the right meaning across in police interview contexts within and across languages
- Carlos de Pablos-Ortega- 'Is there anything you would like to tell us about what happened at the party, back in March of this year?' Exploring police questioning from a cross cultural perspective