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Humann, M., Alison, E., Alison, L., Surmon-Böhr, F., Ratcliff, J., Christiansen, P., & Tejeiro, R. (2023). Motivational interviewing in child sexual abuse investigations: approaches shown to increase suspect engagement and informationinformation gathering during police interviews. International Journal of Police Science & Management.

Alison E., Humann, M., Alison, L., Tejeiro, R., Ratcliff, J., & Christiansen, P. (2022). Observing Rapport Based Interviewing Techniques to generate useful information from child sexual abuse suspects. International investigative interviewing research group.

Giles, S., Alison, L., Christiansen, P., Humann, M., Alison, E., & Tejeiro, R. (2021). An Economic Evaluation of the Impact of Using Rapport-Based Interviewing Approaches with Child Sexual Abuse Suspects. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

Shortland, N., Thompson, L., & L. J. Alison (2020). Police Perfection: Examining the Effect of Trait Maximization on Police Decision-Making. Frontiers in Psychology,

Shortland, N., Alison, L., & Thompson, L. (2020). Military maximizers: Examining the effect of individual differences in maximization on military decision-making. Personality and Individual Differences, 163, 110051.

Surmon-Böhr, F., Alison, L., Christiansen, P., & Alison, E. (2020). The right to silence and the permission to talk: Motivational interviewing and high-value detainees. American Psychologist,  75(7), 1011-1021.

Kim, S., Alison, L., & Christiansen, P. (2020). Observing rapport-based interpersonal techniques to gather information from victims. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(2), 166–175.

Shortland, N., & Alison, L. (2020). Colliding sacred values: a psychological theory of least-worst option selection. Thinking & Reasoning, 26(1), 118-139.

Alison, L., & Alison, E. (2017). Revenge versus rapport: Interrogation, terrorism, and torture. American Psychologist, 72(3), 266.

Alison, L., Alison, E., Noone, G., Elntib, S., Waring, S., & Christiansen, P. (2014). The efficacy of rapport-based techniques for minimizing counter-interrogation tactics amongst a field sample of terrorists. Psychology, public policy, and law, 20(4), 421.

“It has given me a completely different and much better way of interviewing and the skills could also be used in numerous other areas.”


U.K. Police Officer 

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