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Protecting eyewitness evidence: Examining the efficacy of a self-administered interview tool.

Gabbert, Fiona; Hope, Lorraine and Fisher, Ronald P.. 2009. Protecting eyewitness evidence: Examining the efficacy of a self-administered interview tool. Law and Human Behavior, 33(4), pp. 298-307. ISSN 0147-7307 [Article]

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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
2009Published

Item ID:

9533

Date Deposited:

20 Nov 2013 10:45

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2017 15:09

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9533

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