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A prosecutor's guide to improving child witness interviews about alleged sexual abuse: a view from the Australian context

Burrows, Kimberlee and Powell, Martine 2013, A prosecutor's guide to improving child witness interviews about alleged sexual abuse: a view from the Australian context, Investigative Interviewing: research and practice, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 12-22.

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Title A prosecutor's guide to improving child witness interviews about alleged sexual abuse: a view from the Australian context
Author(s) Burrows, Kimberlee
Powell, MartineORCID iD for Powell, Martine orcid.org/0000-0001-5092-1308
Journal name Investigative Interviewing: research and practice
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 12
End page 22
Total pages 11
Publisher International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-05
ISSN 2227-7420
2227-7439
Keyword(s) investigative interviewing
child witness
child sexual assault
prosecution
evidence
Summary Child sexual abuse (CSA) cases are often not prosecuted because of poor evidential quality of the investigative interview, the central plank of CSA investigations and prosecutions. The current paper addresses the need for further direction about how investigative interviews can better meet the needs of prosecutors by presenting a transcript of interview with an experienced Crown prosecutor. In the interview, we asked the prosecutor to explain what information is required, and how information should be elicited from a prosecution perspective. The transcript was then distributed to nine Crown prosecutors who were invited to reflect on the propositions made in the transcript and indicate any areas where the prosecutor’s views were not consistent with their own. The nine prosecutors then met as a group and agreed on amendments to the transcript to ensure it was representative of their views. We present the final transcript (with amendments) as a tool for interviewers and trainers.
Language eng
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:30058950

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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