Cognitive interview

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  • Cognitive interview
    • Context reinstatement - Trying to recreate the image of the situation
    • Recall from a changed perspective - mentally recreating from another point of view
    • Recall in reverse order - recalling event in different order of events
    • Report everything - pp should report all details, even those that seem irrelevant
    • Time consuming - longer than normal police interview and needs trained professionals
    • Geiselman (1985) tested effects of cognitive interview, hypnosis and standard interview
      • Cognitive: 41.2% accurately recalled. 38% for hypnosis and 29% for standard interview


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