Forensic Interviews

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Again, while there is no one standard protocol for forensic interviews with children suspected of being victims, there are aspects of interviews which are highly recommended. For example, it has been found that giving interview instructions during the rapport-building phase of a forensic interview tends to lead to more accurate and complete information. Newlin and her associates (2015) point out that such interview instructions as “Only talk about things that really happened” are valuable. Furthermore, studies have concluded that children are less likely to make false statements if they have promised to tell the truth (Lyon and Evans, 2014). Also a substantial body of evidence indicates that encouraging children to give detailed responses
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