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Protecting Eyewitness Evidence: Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Administered Interview Tool

Gabbert, Fiona; Hope, Lorraine and Fisher, Ronald P.. 2008. Protecting Eyewitness Evidence: Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Administered Interview Tool. Law and Human Behavior, 33, pp. 298-307. ISSN 0147-7307 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Given the crucial role of eyewitness evidence, statements should be obtained as soon as possible after an incident. This is not always achieved due to demands on police resources. Two studies trace the development of a new tool, the Self-Administered Interview (SAI), designed to elicit a comprehensive initial statement. In Study 1, SAI participants reported more correct details than participants who provided a free recall account, and performed at the same level as participants given a Cognitive Interview. In Study 2, participants viewed a simulated crime and half recorded their statement using the SAI. After a delay of 1 week, all participants completed a free recall test. SAI participants recalled more correct details in the delayed recall task than control participants.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1007/s10979-008-9146-8

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology
Psychology > Forensic Psychology Unit

Dates:

DateEvent
1 May 2008Accepted
17 June 2008Published

Item ID:

18840

Date Deposited:

25 Aug 2016 15:39

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 17:51

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18840

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