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Author Saywitz, Karen Jill.

Title Evidence-based child forensic interviewing : the developmental narrative elaboration interview / Karen J. Saywitz, Lorinda B. Camparo
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Programs That Work
Programs that work.
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Introductory Information for Interviewers; Chapter 2 Evidence Base for the Developmental Narrative Elaboration Interview; Phase I: Preliminary Phase; Chapter 3 Before the Interview: Setting Up the Interview Context; Chapter 4 Beginning the Interview: Introductions, Creating a Template, and Developing Rapport; Chapter 5 Demystifying the Legal Process and the Interview; Chapter 6 Before the Core Interview: Teaching the Narrative Elaboration Strategy
Appendix D: Sample Transcript of Additional Practice TaskAppendix E: Thinking Cards for Resisting Suggestive Questions; Notes; References; About the Authors
Chapter 7 Before the Core Interview: Optional Methods for Improving Communication and Resisting SuggestionPhase II: Using the Developmental Narrative Elaboration Interview to Elicit Children's Statements; Chapter 8 The Core Developmental Narrative Elaboration Interview; Chapter 9 Exploring the Details in Allegations of Abuse and Neglect; Phase III: Closure; Chapter 10 Closing the Interview; Appendices; Appendix A: Reminder Cards for Elementary School-Aged Children; Appendix B: Reminder Cards for Preschoolers; Appendix C: Sample Transcript of Child Learning to Use the Reminder Cards
Summary Interviewers face a dilemma when questioning children in a forensic context--an inherent mismatch between the needs of the legal system and the capabilities of young children. This is especially problematic when legal decisions with potentially serious consequences depend on the results of the interview, such as in cases involving eyewitness memory, divorce, and allegations of abuse and neglect. Without accommodations to a child's developmental level, interviews can result in false reports, miscommunication, and misinterpretation, despite an interviewer's best intentions. Evidence-based Child
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Child witnesses.
Interviewing in law enforcement.
Form Electronic book
Author Camparo, Lorinda B.
ISBN 0190230223
0199742049 (electronic bk.)
9780199742042 (electronic bk.)