Victims of various crimes are usually from diverse backgrounds regarding their cultural beliefs, physical abilities, and disabilities as well language among other factors. Therefore, as an interviewer, one should consider all the factors to ensure that the interviewing process goes on smoothly. It is also the role of the interviewer to make sure that even though the factors are considered, there is the least bias in the process to ensure that the prosecution gets the facts right rather than based on the interviewer’s perception (Thakkar, Jaffe & Vander Linden, 2015). Cultural differences and physical disabilities are some of the most common hindrances of communication during
Summarize the “best practices” of interviewing as discussed in the Snook et al (2012) article and then discuss how the use (or lack of use) of best practices can impact the quality and validity of information gathered by police officers.
For this assignment, you will pretend that you have an upcoming interview for the job of your choice, working for the organization of your choice. You will then answer the below questions in attempt to prepare for your interview.
For my interview assignment, I spoke with Jeffrey Rothstein, a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and corrective exercise specialist (CES) at the PT Center in Akron, Ohio. His primary job there for the past eight years has been to develop training programs for athletes that help prevent injury and improve performance. Mr. Rothstein has a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Dayton and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Pittsburgh. He has credentials from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
The main focus of this presentation is not to bring light to the actual procedure of the interview, although that will be discussed but to focus specifically on the quality of the in-depth victim interview. According to Dr. Rebecca Power's research,
2. There are many ways that improvement can be made in questioning of victims and eyewitnesses. The line of questioning should be slowed down so that the memory can accurately recall the stored information. The police can help set the stage to recreate original information to help the victims and eyewitnesses remember the environment. Questions should fit the witness or victim. The victim or witness should be the center of the interview not the other way around. Police should respect when an answer is incorrect and have some sensitivity. The final improvement that can be made is not to judge prematurely the victim or eyewitness.
Officers should utilize ten principles when gathering facts and they are, remember interviewing is at the heart of the investigation, the aim of the interview is to discover the truth, information must be complete, accurate, and reliable, keep an open mind, act fairly, persistent questioning, special consideration to witnesses such as age, suspects must be interviewed according to the law, care must be taken to identify suspects that require special consideration, and be sensitive to cultural backgrounds and religious
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Since its historical beginning, police suspect interviewing has raised many concerns. While interviewing is a primary method of obtaining information, it can take on a harsh alternative, often known as interrogation. Interrogation can produce misleading, unreliable information, and it is considered by many to be an unethical violation of human rights. In the paper “Police Interviewing of Criminal Suspects: A Historic Perspective” in the Internet Journal of Criminology, Dr. Karl Roberts explores the strengths and weaknesses of police interviewing methods throughout the years, and seeks to define what the best methods for police interviewing really are.
Introduction While watching the video An Overview of Investigative Interviewing, I was able to observe Mrs. Hobbs (the victim) being interviewed about a robbery. In order to conduct a successful interview there are 6 basic steps you must follow. You must have a positive attitude, good opening remarks, you must be able to remove doubt form the victim, have a ventilation period, ask investigative questioning, and carefully confirm the information you have been given (Dave Maze, 2015). The interviewer in Mrs. Hobbs case did follow most of these steps which lead to a successful interview.
Interviewing is the method of qualitative research that normally comes first to people’s mind. It is much more than merely asking premeditated question after question. Interviewing is an art that requires the ability to quickly create a relationship between two people in order to gain knowledge. There are many techniques when it comes to conducting valuable interviews. Not every technique works for every interviewer and there is more than one right way to interview. For instance, while both Robert Lane, author of Political Ideology: Why the American Common Man Believes What He Does, and Judith Kestenberg author of Children During the Nazi Reign, used interviewing to gain knowledge for the writing of their books, these two authors prove
An effective interview starts by building rapport with the interviewee to make him or her feel comfortable. While doing that, the interviewer should ask simple questions, such as name, date of birth, and occupation, to obtain a baseline of how the interviewee reacts non-verbally. This baseline assessment is then used to gauge the interviewee’s reaction to more difficult questions about the issues being investigated to assess the veracity of the interviewee’s statements.
It did not take long at all before I had made so many errors at work and so many trips outside to my dealer 's car that my coworkers started to take notice. I was put suspended from work for three days for leaving my work area too long without telling anyone. I was having a severe panic attack and needed to leave the laboratory immediately. I had actually told one of the phlebotomists in the front of the lab that I would be back shortly instead of telling one of my fellow lab techs, so technically they were right I had failed to tell anyone. When I went to work the following day I was suspended for leaving the work are without telling anyone. I tried to explain my panic attack and the fact that I had kept my medication in my car since my
Conducting interviews is fundamental as a case manager. In order to understand more about good interviewing, I decided to watch an interview about an addict mother conducted by Dr. Phil. While watching this interview, I made some notes on attitudes and characteristics that I considered important for good interviewing. The characteristics will be presented in the following paragraphs.
Why are personal interviews so vital when trying to evaluate the past? Perhaps it is because their firsthand accounts of a particular occurrence are something that can not be obtained from a book. These primary sources are crucial to anyone trying to recollect information about a certain topic about the past. However, the interviewer must be cautious when taking someone at their word regarding a certain event for fear of bias and a possible hazy recollection of the actual circumstances surrounding the event in question. The subject of this paper and the interviews collected for it pertain to events that transpired throughout the year 1968. The interviewees are all members of the Oggenfuss family and all remember this pivotal year and the issues from it very differently. First interviewed was James Oggenfuss (Father), who spoke with the author regarding his uncle (Dave Smith) who served three tours in Vietnam from 1967-1971, next was Margie Riddle (Aunt) who was attending William Paterson University during the year in question, and finally with Marcy Oggenfuss (Grandmother) who was an average middle class mother during this time. These subjects spoke with the interviewer at length regarding a few very important issues that were taking place in during 1968: first was the Vietnam War, then shifting into Politics, transitioning into Civil Rights, and finally ending up at the heart of the matter, student protest. Here are their stories.