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The association between investigative interviewers' knowledge of question type and adherence to best-practice interviewing

Yii, Su-Lin B., Powell, Martine B. and Guadagno, Belinda 2014, The association between investigative interviewers' knowledge of question type and adherence to best-practice interviewing, Legal and criminological psychology, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 270-281, doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12000.

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Title The association between investigative interviewers' knowledge of question type and adherence to best-practice interviewing
Author(s) Yii, Su-Lin B.
Powell, Martine B.ORCID iD for Powell, Martine B. orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Guadagno, Belinda
Journal name Legal and criminological psychology
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 270
End page 281
Total pages 12
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, England
Publication date 2014-09
ISSN 1355-3259
2044-8333
Keyword(s) best-practice
interviewing
child witnesses
abuse
open-ended questions
interviewer training programs
Summary It is well established that not all investigative interviewers adhere to ‘best-practice’ interview guidelines (i.e., the use of open-ended questions) when interviewing child witnesses about abuse. However, little research has examined the sub skills associated with open question usage. In this article, we examined the association between investigative interviewers' ability to identify various types of questions and adherence to open-ended questions in a standardized mock interview. Study 1, incorporating 27 trainee police interviewers, revealed positive associations between open-ended question usage and two tasks; a recognition task where trainees used a structured protocol to guide their response and a recall task where they generated examples of open-ended questions from memory. In Study 2, incorporating a more heterogeneous sample of 40 professionals and a different training format and range of tests, positive relationships between interviewers' identification of questions and adherence to best-practice interviewing was consistently revealed. A measure of interviewer knowledge about what constitutes best-practice investigative (as opposed to knowledge of question types) showed no association with interviewer performance. The implications of these findings for interviewer training programs are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/lcrp.12000
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050410

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