“Interviewing children as witnesses in sexual abuse cases: A conversation analytic field study”
A seminar at the University of Derby presented by Carrie Childs and Dave Walsh.
Wednesday 30 April 2014, 1pm to 2pm.
Room S110, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.
What the seminar will cover:
Recent reviews suggest that the quality of police-witness interviews remains mediocre. The widely understood demands of interviewing children represent yet further challenges to professionals. An understanding of factors that influence the form and trajectory of interviews is an important part of practice, yet analysis of actual field interviews has been conducted only rarely, with a higher dependency on experimental studies with concerns as to their validity to the real-world. In this seminar, Carrie Childs and Dave Walsh outline of the practical application of conversation analysis, a qualitative method that examines the structures of verbal behaviour, to practice in investigative interviewing. Carrie and Dave present preliminary findings from their analyses of 30 field interviews with child witnesses. They present evidence that conversation analysis has the potential to illuminate how communicative choices made by interviewers impacts on the quality of interactions. The talk concludes with consideration of the potential for developing materials that will be useful for practice.
All are welcome, and no booking is needed to attend. Just come along.
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