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Title: Protecting eyewitness evidence: Examining the efficacy of a self-administered interview tool
Authors: Gabbert, Fiona
Hope, Lorraine
Fisher, Ronald P.
Affiliation: University of Abertay. School of Social and Health Sciences. Division of Psychology,
Keywords: Police investigation
Police interview
Eyewitness memory
Witness statement
Eyewitness testimony
Behavioural science
Issue Date: 17-Jun-2008
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Type: Article
Refereed: Peer-reviewed
Rights: This is the author's final version. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Citation: Gabbert, F., Hope, L. and Fisher, R.P. 2008. Protecting eyewitness evidence: Examining the efficacy of a self-administered interview tool. Law and Human Behavior [online]. DOI: 10.1007/s10979-008-9146-8
Abstract: Given the crucial role of eyewitness evidence, statements should be obtained as soon as possible after an incident. This is not always achieved due to demands on police resources. Two studies trace the development of a new tool, the Self-Administered Interview (SAI), designed to elicit a comprehensive initial statement. In Study 1, SAI participants reported more correct details than participants who provided a free recall account, and performed at the same level as participants given a Cognitive Interview. In Study 2, participants viewed a simulated crime and half recorded their statement using the SAI. After a delay of 1 week, all participants completed a free recall test. SAI participants recalled more correct details in the delayed recall task than control participants.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/76
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