How do children talk about the events they experience?
Forensic Interviewing of Children Forensic Services

How do children talk about the events they experience?

Over the past three decades dozens of research studies have identified the optimal forensic interview techniques to use when questioning children about allegations of physical and sexual abuse. These studies have culminated in a set of best-practices which, if carefully followed, can assist children to provide reliable narrative accounts of their experiences.

The importance of questioning children in a  developmentally-sensitive fashion
Forensic Interviewing of Children Forensic Services

The importance of questioning children in a developmentally-sensitive fashion

Research-based forensic interview protocols direct interviewers to use question prompts that encourage children to report events in their own words and minimize questions that convey information from the interviewer or that introduces topics the child has not previously mentioned (Poole, 2016).

What is source monitoring and why is it relevant to forensic interviews of children?
Forensic Interviewing of Children Forensic Services

What is source monitoring and why is it relevant to forensic interviews of children?

What is source monitoring? “Source monitoring refers to the set of processes involved in making attributions about the origins of memories, knowledge and beliefs” (Johnson, Hashtroudi, & Lindsay, 1993, (p. 3). Memory source monitoring addresses the question – how do we know what we know? Is our knowledge based on direct experience or did it…