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Interviewing children [electronic resource] : the science of conversation in forensic contexts / Debra Ann Poole, Central Michigan University.

Author/Creator:
Poole, Debra Ann author.
Other Title:
APA PsycBOOKS.
Publication:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Interviewing in law enforcement.
Child witnesses.
Conversation.
Forensic child psychology.
Medical subjects:
Forensic Psychiatry.
Psychology, Child.
System Details:
Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"Whether as eyewitnesses or victims, children are often interviewed to provide evidence for forensic investigations. But strategies that may work for interviewing adults often do not work on children. Because of children's incomplete language development, their greater risk of retrieving inaccurate information in response to memory cues, and their desire to say what they think the interviewer wants to hear (whether truthful or not), their testimony can be unreliable. Sometimes, the interviewer's challenge is a child who does not want to talk at all. In Interviewing Children: The Science of Conversation in Forensic Contexts, Debra Poole introduces the science of interviewing children by explaining the problems that can arise when adults talk to children and how a forensic perspective mitigates these problems. She discusses child development considerations and presents a flexible approach to interviewing children. Through her descriptions of best practices, brief summaries of supporting research, example interview dialogs, answers to common questions from practitioners, and a final section for trainers and policymakers, Poole provides a roadmap for anyone working in a forensic context. This book is essential reading for those who interview children, supervise interviewers, review interview findings, or craft local policies about interviewing children"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents:
Introduction
The science of interviewing children
The forensic perspective
Conversational habits
Conventional content : early interview phases
Conventional content : case issues phases
Case-specific decisions and exploration
Protocols and interviewer training.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2016 dcunns
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
9781433822155 (print ed.)
1433822156 (print ed.)
9781433822162 (electronic bk.)
1433822164 (electronic bk.)
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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