Conducting forensic interviews with children who may have experienced abuse or have had exposure to violence can be difficult for all involved. When a forensic interview is required, the needs of the child must come first. In order to do that and facilitate the best outcome, the U.S. Department of Justice has published a bulletin containing information about the best practices for interviewing children including:
The end of the report contains a summary of interviewer tips that can be quickly browsed.
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This month the National Commission on Forensic Science is calling for improving the standards of how forensic evidence is used in law enforcement and court procedures.
The NPR daily news program Here and Now brings on the co-founder of the Innocence Project Peter Neufeld, to talk about forensic data collections and how many procedures are unreliable.
Listen to the full interview :
Here are four quick best practices for interview recording...
Read more best practices in this publication: Implementing Electronic Recording of Custodial Interviews
Here you'll find the latest on information on video evidence and interview recording equipment for law enforcement, child advocacy centers, and government agencies.