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Joint investigative interviews with children in Scotland

Show simple item record La Rooy, David ; Nicol, Annabelle ; Halley, John ; Lamb, Michael E. 2020-06-23T18:31:47Z 2020-06-23T18:31:47Z 2012
dc.identifier.citation La Rooy, David ; Nicol, Annabelle ; Halley, John ; Lamb, Michael E. (2012). Joint investigative interviews with children in Scotland. Scots Law Times, 18, 163-172. en_US
dc.description.abstract Children are asked to participate in joint investigative interviews (JIIs) when they have been suspected of being victims or witnesses of crimes and investigators need to learn from the children’s own words ç what happened. Information thus obtained from children in JIIs can play a significant role in civil and criminal decision making. It is, therefore, important that investigative interviewers employ techniques and practices designed to maximise the reliability of information elicited from children. In this article we briefly review key aspects of psychological research that have shaped scientific recommendations about how investigative interviews should be conducted, and provide results from preliminary studies of interviews conducted in Scotland. The findings are discussed in light of the newly released Scottish Executive (2011) guidelines for interviewers. We conclude by suggesting the most beneficial way forward in Scotland with regard to child interviewing practices is to utilise the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Protocol, and suggest that strong links between scientific researchers and practitioners (e.g., police, social work, fiscal service, children’s reporters, and the judiciary) should be developed and maintained. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Scots Law Times en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject scotland en_US
dc.subject interviewing en_US
dc.subject assessment en_US
dc.subject effectiveness en_US
dc.subject evidence-based en_US
dc.title Joint investigative interviews with children in Scotland en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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