Adolescent girls exploited in the sex trade: informativeness and evasiveness in investigative interviews
2015 (English)In: Police Practice & Research, ISSN 1561-4263, E-ISSN 1477-271X, Vol. 16, no 3, 197-210 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study explores the informativeness of 24 adolescents exploited in sex trade in Sweden when they were interviewed by police officers about their experiences. The questions and responses were analysed using coding types developed for research on forensic interviews. Qualitative analyses of the questions resulting in evasive responses and the court files were also done. The findings show that the adolescents were informative yet evasive, specifically when asked open questions. Experiences of violence and interviews conducted soon after the police intervention may result in higher levels of evasiveness. Concurrently, evasiveness seems to be intimately connected to unique circumstances in each case.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 16, no 3, 197-210 p.
investigative interviews, children, human trafficking, procurement
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Psychology
Research subject Child and Youth Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98543DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2014.880839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-98543DiVA: diva2:684300