Social Behaviour in Police Interviews: Relating Data to Theories

Merijn Bruijnes, Johannes Maria Linssen, Hendrikus J.A. op den Akker, Mariet Theune, Sjoerd Wapperom, Chris Broekema, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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    We analysed a corpus of enacted police interviews to get insight into the social behaviour of interviewees and police officers in this setting. We (exhaustively) collected the terms used to describe the interactions in those interviews. Through factor analysis, we showed that the theories interpersonal stance, face, and rapport and the meta-concepts information and strategy are necessary to include in a model that captures the social interaction in a police interview. Subsequent validation and relational analysis of the concepts from these theories showed which concepts from these theories are related. This work will be used to inform the construction of a virtual agent acting as a suspect in a training game for police officers.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationConflict and Multimodal Communication
    EditorsFrancesca D'Errico, Isabella Poggi, Alessandro Vinciarelli, Laura Vincze
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages31
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-14080-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Publication series

    NameComputational Social Sciences
    PublisherSpringer Verlag


    • EWI-25914
    • HMI-IA: Intelligent Agents
    • Data Analysis
    • Mental models
    • IR-95714
    • Virtual agents
    • Police Interview
    • Social Interaction
    • METIS-312543
    • Tutoring application

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