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Child Forensic Interview. Margrét Kristín Magnúsdóttir Psychologist and Forensic Interviewer 31. maí 2012. Barnahús – The Children´s House · www.bvs.is.

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child forensic interview
Child Forensic Interview
  • Margrét Kristín Magnúsdóttir
  • Psychologist and Forensic Interviewer
  • 31. maí 2012

Barnahús – The Children´s House · www.bvs.is

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What is a Child Forensic Interview ?Forensic interview is a formal, structured interview technique, that is used to investigate whether a child has experienced or witnessed physical or sexual abuse and if so, to get disclosure.

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If a child discloses ...... assist the child in providing sufficient narrative detailed information: - on the nature and extend of the abuse, including those responsible- sufficient details of the event to allow the CPS or the LE to takeappropriate action

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The goal of the child forensic interview to get maximum informationwhile causing minimum stress and contamination

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Child Forensic Interview
  • The importance of a “child friendly” settings
  • Specially designed interview room
  • The specialized interviewer: a psychologist or a similar education
  • NICHD protocol

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forensic vs therapeutic interviewing
Forensic vs. Therapeutic Interviewing
  • expression of emotions in a nurturing environment
  • advocate who assumes the child is telling the truth
  • subjective interpretations accepted
  • nonspecific accounts of abuse are sufficient
  • the credibility of the child is not questioned
  • how information is obtained is not of concern
  • the goal is discovering the truth, the facts
  • objective standpoint
  • alternative explanations are explored
  • obtaining corroborating details is imperative
  • establishing the child’s competency is a concern
  • the way information is acquired is strictly governed

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interview stages
Interview Stages
  • Introduction
  • Rapport:
        • - developmental assessment
        • - competence assessment
        • - ground rules
  • Transitioning to a topic of concern
  • Detail gathering and corroboration one event at a time
  • Closure

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introduction
Introduction
  • Interviewer introduce him-/herself and people present
  • Explain the documentation (video/dvd recorded, notes taking)
  • Have child introduce him-/herself; name, age, where they live, with whom, school, grade, friend ..
  • Practice narrative

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rapport building
Rapport building
  • Developmental assessment
    • - age dependent (time, date, soft/hard, smaller/bigger)
    • - body parts inventory
  • Competence assessment
    • - difference between truth and lie
  • Ground rules
    • - if I ask you the same question more than once
    • - if you don’t know the answer
    • - if you don’t understand the question
    • - correct me if I’m wrong

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transitioning to the topic of concern
Transitioning to the topic of concern
  • “Tell me why you are here today talking to me ?”
  • open-ended invitation
  • use the child words
  • followed by focused follow-up questions
  • “ ... tell me all about that”
  • “ ... tell me everything about that from the beginning to the end”

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gather details and corroboration
Gather details and corroboration
  • “did (this) happen one time or more than one time ?”
  • focus on one event at a time (last, first, most memorable, worst, etc.)
  • who, what, where, how, ... when (young children can’t answer that)
  • five senses
  • what was said
  • how it started, how it ended ..................

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corroboration
Corroboration
  • computers
  • cameras
  • phones
  • force or coercion
  • bribes
  • clothing
  • other things from the child’s narrative

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once you have details on individual events
Once you have details on individual events ...
  • be sure to clarify details between different events
  • ask any follow up questions necessary for you to understand what happened
  • ask the child if there is something you forgot to ask or something else they want to talk about
  • transition to closure

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closure
Closure
  • maintain trust and rapport with the child
  • neutral topic (cool down)

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what makes a good interview

What makes a good interview

Does the interviewer put the child at ease ?

Warm and friendly presence

Strong presence that shows „you can tell me anything and I can handle it“

„tell me …“ vs. „can you tell me …“

„everything“ vs. „a little bit“

Gentle persistence – knowing when to push as well as knowing when to stop

Pacing – allowing for silences

Use of developmentally appropriate language

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There is no such thing as a perfect interview!
  • Thank you 
  • MargrétKristínMagnúsdóttir
  • Psychologist and Forensic Interviewer

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