Background information for Eyewitness Testimonies

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What is an eye witness testimonie?
A eye witness testimonie is where a witness of a crime and give a account about the crime they saw.

Reliability
 In the context of eyewitness testimony, the extent to which it can be regarded as accurate.

Leading Question
 A question that hints that a paticular type of answer is required.

Cognitive interview
 A method of questioning witnesses that involvs recreating the context of an event.

Stereotype
 An oversimplified, generalised set of ideas that we have about others, for example secondary head teachers are strict, intimidating, scary and male.

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