Cluster: Security & Evidence

Police interrogation is one of the most frequent used techniques in crime research. During an interrogation, police officers (probably) receive crucial information from victims, witnesses or suspects. Together with the information based on crime scene research (or other police techniques), police researchers are able to reconstruct a criminal event.

Together with professional police interrogators and other police specialists (e.g. recherchepsychologen), we would like to explore in what way it is possible to influence the behaviour of victims, witnesses or suspects/ willingness to explain by using different colours, sounds or odour in during interrogation. The use of lights / colours, odour or sounds in an interrogation room is an unexplored terrain. We’d like to measure the differences in willingness by using remote sensing techniques – we have to develop this ourselves – and the emotion detection technique, developed by Vokaturi BV. For the interpretation of the sensors, we need to develop our own artificial intelligence technique and build up our own database. Besides this, we have to look to several ethical issues.