Investigative thinking and creativity : an empirical study of police detectives in Norway

Dean, Geoff, Fahsing, Ivar A., Gottschalk, Petter, & Solli-Saether, Hans (2008) Investigative thinking and creativity : an empirical study of police detectives in Norway. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 5(2), pp. 170-185.

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This paper makes distinctions among four investigative thinking styles of detectives: method style, challenge style, skill style, and risk style. Based on previous research, this study empirically tested, to what extent there are cumulative relationships among these thinking styles. Furthermore, this research studied relationships between investigative thinking styles and creativity in police investigations. Significant relationships were found between the extent of the challenge and risk styles and the extent of creativity.

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ID Code: 46922
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creative thinking, investigative culture, police investigations, thinking styles, survey research
DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2008.016763
ISSN: 1471-8197
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2008 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2011 00:10
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 04:03

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