Inside out or outside in?: Identity, narrative construction, and the negotiation of power in police interviews of police suspects.

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Sch of English Communication and Philos


Despite police misconduct, and therefore investigations into this misconduct, being part of police culture, there have been no academic studies (other than my own - Lukic, 2018) on the discourse of police interviews of police officers who have been accused of misconduct/crime (henceforth 'police suspects'). More specifically, there has never been a study on how a police suspect's dual identity may affect the narrative and linguistic choices of interlocutors in a police interrogation. My aim in this project is to investigate the complex relationship between identity, power, and narrative construction in the interrogation of police suspects.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2027
2268560 Studentship ES/P00069X/1 01/10/2019 18/10/2023 Mihaila Lukic