Evidence-based Investigative Interviewing: Applying Cognitive Principles

1st Edition

Jason J. Dickinson, Nadja Schreiber Compo, Rolando Carol, Bennett L. Schwartz, Michelle McCauley

Routledge
March 19, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 296 Pages
ISBN 9781138064690 - CAT# Y317687

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $46.95

USD$37.56

SAVE ~$9.39

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

For as long as we have been researching human memory, psychologists have been investigating how people remember and forget. This research has formed the basis of many processes in society, and is regularly drawn upon in our legal systems. Historically, we have relied upon eyewitness memory to help judge responsibility and adjudicate truth, but memory is malleable, prone to error, and susceptible to bias. Even confident eyewitnesses make mistakes, and even accurate witnesses sometimes find their testimony subjected to harsh scrutiny.

Emerging from this environment, the Cognitive Interview (CI) became a means of assisting cooperative witnesses with recalling more information without sacrificing accuracy. First used by police interviewing adult witnesses, it is now used with many populations in many contexts, including public health, accident reconstruction, and the interrogation of terror suspects. Evidence-Based Investigative Interviewing reviews the application of cognitive research to investigative interviewing, revealing how principles of cognition, memory and social dynamics may increase the accuracy of eyewitness testimony. It provides evidence-based applications for investigators beyond the forensic domain in areas such as eyewitness identification, detecting deception, and interviewing children.

Drawing together the work of thirty-four authors across both the academic and practice communities, this comprehensive collection is essential reading for researchers in psychology, forensics, and disciplines such as epidemiology and gerontology.

Instructors

We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title