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Antaki, Charles, Elizabeth H. Stokoe, Emma Richardson and Sara Willott. 2015. Dealing with the distress of people with intellectual disabilities reporting sexual assault and rape. Discourse Studies 17 (4) : 415–432.
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SAGE Publications


Police officers interviewing intellectually disabled people who assert sexual abuse and rape, build rapport with the victim yet address their distress without compromising the interview’s impartiality and court admissability. Selected English police force records disclose three practices debated as ways of controlling the ambivalent requirements of rapport and evidence-collection.