18 Case Study #4

DOI: 10.4324/9781003263173-24

An Interview of Complexity

In this case study we see what I call the traps of wanting more information. It’s where investigators add information to eyewitness statements because they are impatient or feel they know the right words to use to complete eyewitness thoughts. One of the main differences in the Mindful Interview Method (MIM) from other interview techniques is that in MIM we are confident in receiving partial information and therefore we don’t try and augment the lack of complete cognitive evidence from eyewitness statements. We are confident because we understand how eyewitness memory works and we adhere to That Is All There Is (TIATI). The eyewitness in this case had been a victim ...

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