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E-simulations for the purpose of training forensic (investigative) interviewers

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posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by Belinda GuadagnoBelinda Guadagno, Martine Powell
One of the most critical issues facing investigative organisations is how best to administer effective practice opportunities in investigative interviewing on a global scale. Interviewer evaluation research across the world has highlighted inadequacies in the adherence to and maintenance of best-practice interview approaches, and insufficient opportunities for practice and feedback are the major reasons attributed by experts for poor interviewer competency. “Unreal Interviewing: Virtual Forensic Interviewing of a Child” (an e-simulation created at Deakin University, Australia) was developed as a way to ‘expand the reach’ of trainers in the investigative interviewing area. The simulation enables trainers to provide ongoing professional development for forensic interviewers in dispersed work environments, without the financial burden on organisations of extracting large numbers of professionals from the workplace to the classroom. This chapter provides readers with: an overview of the key stages involved in the development of Unreal Interviewing and the education and technical decisions that needed to be made; and a review of the application of “Unreal Interviewing” in the training and continuing professional development of trainees in their workplace.

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Title of book

Professional education using e-simulations : benefits of blended learning design

Chapter number

5

Pagination

71 - 86

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

ISBN-13

9781613501900

ISBN-10

1613501900

Language

eng

Publication classification

BN Other book chapter, or book chapter not attributed to Deakin

Copyright notice

2012, IGI Global

Extent

21

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Holt, S Segrave, J Cybulski

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