This article reports on a study that compared the content of video-recorded police interview with the live evidence-in-chief at trial of the same adult rape complainant in real cases in New Zealand. Careful analysis showed that over two- thirds of the details that were central to establishing whether the alleged offending had occurred were later omitted from live evidence. The findings suggest that using the video interview as evidence provides an opportunity to provide the most complete evidence from a witness, and hence may improve just outcomes.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Criminal Law Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|