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 editors: Helenius, Jutta

Journal or series: Hallinnon tutkimus

ISSN: 0359-6680

eISSN: 2343-4309

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 38

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 34-49

Publisher: Hallinnon tutkimuksen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37450/ht.96092

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

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open 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.

Keywords: guilt; police investigation; interrogation

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 2

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