Examining the administration of youth interrogation rights: a field study of Canadian police practices

McCardle, Meagan (2018) Examining the administration of youth interrogation rights: a field study of Canadian police practices. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The delivery of legal rights in interrogations (N = 31) with youth suspects, and behaviours surrounding delivery of interrogation rights (e.g., whether or not police interrogators checked, verified, and sought evidence that youth comprehended their rights) were examined. The interrogation rights were delivered in full for approximately one-third of interrogations. The rights were delivered verbally in all interrogations, and youth were asked to read along as the rights were delivered in less than 10% of interrogations. Verification of youth’s comprehension was attempted rarely, and interrogators asked the youth to explain each right in their own words in less than 10% of interrogations. The implications of these findings for youth comprehension of interrogation rights and the administration of justice are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/13486
Item ID: 13486
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 40-45).
Keywords: Youth Criminal Justice Act, legal rights, police interrogation, justice, forensic psychology, youth
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: October 2018
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Police questioning--Canada; Juvenile justice, Administration of--Canada; Canada--Youth Criminal Justice Act.

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