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Title: A case study of witness consistency and memory recovery across multiple investigative interviews
Authors: Orbach, Yael
Lamb, Michael E.
La Rooy, David J.
Pipe, Margaret-Ellen
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social & Health Sciences
Keywords: Child witnesses
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)John Wiley and Sons, available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1803. The definitive version is available at www3.interscience.wiley.com
Citation: Orbach, Y., et al. 2012. A case study of witness consistency and memory recovery across multiple investigative interviews. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 26(1): pp.118–129. Available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acp.1803
Abstract: Access to audio recordings of five interviews (Interviews 2–6), and to the interviewer's contemporaneous notes during an initial unrecorded interview, made it possible to assess consistency across repeated attempts by a 9-year-old to describe her older sister's abduction from their shared bedroom. Information provided in each of the interviews was systematically analysed to determine whether each unit of information was new, consistent (repeated) or contradictory in relation to earlier reported information and whether any informative detail provided in the witness' initial interview was subsequently omitted. In addition, the witness' accounts were compared with details provided by the victim upon her rescue. This case analysis is particularly informative in light of widespread professional concerns about the effects of repeated interviewing on the quality and accuracy of children's accounts of experienced events.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/1204
ISSN: 0888-4080
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