chapter  14
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Investigative interviewing: suspects’ and victims’ rights in balance

WithRobert Roy

What are the ethical stakes in police interviewing? Answering this question requires a consideration of ethics. Traditionally, the ethical approach to policing has been based on a code of rules to enforce certain behaviours. Respecting these rules is considered an absolute duty and, consequentially, any derogation becomes a fault and is sanctioned as the code stipulates. One of these rules is, of course, the respect by police officers themselves for the rule of law.