By Mark R. Kebbell, Graham M. Davies
This e-book it's a complete advisor, geared toward execs, that begins with the interview of the sufferer of the crime, relocating during the interviewing of suspects, to the choice to prosecute and adorning the standard of facts awarded in court docket. different issues mentioned contain: fake allegations, fake confessions, criminal profiling and sufferer aid. all through, the subject of the booklet is that the chain of occasions resulting in the winning research and prosecution of offences is barely as powerful because the weakest hyperlink, and may be regarded as a coherent complete.
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Composite Recommendations The composite production begins with an interview of the witness by a trained composite system operator or sketch artist (depending on the system). The recommendations made in this chapter will pertain to the function of the composite, the training of the operator, the interview process, the post-composite role of the witness and the special procedures for cases with multiple witnesses. The first recommendation refers to the probative value of a composite. It is essential to understand that similarity to a composite is not strong evidence of guilt when presented in a court of law (Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2003).
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Thus it is recommended that: (i) witness/victim interviewing is put higher up on the agenda; (ii) interviews with witnesses and victims be electronically recorded; (iii) the training of interviewers to interview witnesses and victims is improved; (iv) such training should be assessed; and (v) regular supervision of witness and victim interviews should be carried out in the workplace as part of the interviewers’ staff development. To follow the recommendations mentioned above (and in official guidance documents) on the interviewing of vulnerable (alleged) victims does require proper understanding of the challenges interviewers face.
Practical Psychology for Forensic Investigations and Prosecutions by Mark R. Kebbell, Graham M. Davies