The cognitive interview in forensic investigations: a review

Mark R. Kebbell, Becky Milne, Graham F. Wagstaff

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When investigating criminal acts, witness testimony is often very important. For example, a recent survey of 159 United Kingdom (UK) police officers showed 36% of respondents believed that witnesses 'always' or 'almost always’ provide the major leads for an investigation. A further 51% believed that witnesses ‘usually’ provide the major leads (Kebbell & Milne, in press). However, the survey also revealed that 53% of police officers believed that witnesses ‘never’ or ‘rarely' provided as much information as they wanted. Consequently, maximizing the accurate testimony of a witness is an important aim for many police officers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPsychology and law in a changing world
Subtitle of host publicationnew trends in theory, research and practice
EditorsGiovanni B. Traverso, Lara Bagnoli
Place of PublicationLondon
ISBN (Print)9780415271431
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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