A1 Journal article (refereed)
Syyllisyyden kirjoittuminen rikoksesta epäillyn kuulustelukertomukseen (2019)

Helenius, J. (2019). Syyllisyyden kirjoittuminen rikoksesta epäillyn kuulustelukertomukseen. Hallinnon tutkimus, 38(1), 34-49. https://doi.org/10.37450/ht.96092

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All authors or editorsHelenius, Jutta

Journal or seriesHallinnon tutkimus



Publication year2019


Issue number1

Pages range34-49

PublisherHallinnon tutkimuksen seura

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Persistent website addresshttps://journal.fi/hallinnontutkimus/article/view/96092/54474

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67349


The present study focuses on written police records in Finland. The aim is to investigate how guilt or innocence is constructed in written police records. The research data contains 168 copy of suspects police records from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku police departments. Police records are being analyzed by using the discursive and linguistic approach. The results show that there are nine discursive categories in which guilt is constructed. The results also show that there are three types of metafunctions in which guilt is constructed: content, interaction and linguistic presentation. All them together construct the guilt in suspects police records.

Keywordsguiltpolice investigationinterrogation

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Reporting Year2019

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