Transcribing the First Decade of Children's Videotaped Testimonies in Cyprus: Tourist Season Times

Marilena Kyriakidou, A. Zalaf

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    Abstract

    Familiarising researchers and practitioners with different countries' policies for police interviews with children contributes to an exchange of knowledge and strengthens global approaches against child abuse. We start by describing the system of videotaped testimonies in Cyprus during the first 10 years of this system's implementation. We then continue on to the effects of tourism on police interviews with children. Police forces in destinations with high tourist numbers need to comprehend how tourist seasons could influence police interviews with children. No studies investigated whether children of tourists testified in police departments during their holidays. We explored how tourist seasons affected the number of testimonies obtained by Cyprus police forces, taking into account the presence of non-Cypriot and non-native speaking children, the number of testimonies taken in languages other than Greek, and the presence of translators during the interviews. We analysed the national sample of police interviews with children for a period of a decade using official police records and copies of transcripts of children's testimonies. As expected, the results revealed no significant differences in police interviews with children during tourist seasons but show a slight increase in the number of interviews with non-Cypriot children during tourist seasons Publisher Statement: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kyriakidou, M & Zalaf, A 2016, 'Transcribing the First Decade of Children's Videotaped Testimonies in Cyprus: Tourist Season Times' Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 267-276, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jip.1456 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)267-276
    JournalJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
    Volume13
    Issue number3
    Early online date29 Jan 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016

    Bibliographical note

    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Kyriakidou, M & Zalaf, A 2016, 'Transcribing the First Decade of Children's Videotaped Testimonies in Cyprus: Tourist Season Times' Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, vol 13, no. 3, pp. 267-276, which has been published in final form at https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jip.1456 . This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

    Keywords

    • children's testimonies
    • police interviews
    • Republic of Cyprus
    • tourist season
    • videotaped testimonies

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