Fisher Et Al - The Cognitive Interview
- Over the last 20 years, the police have worked with psychologists to develop the cognitive interview
- The cognitive interview [CI] is a set of instructions give by the interviewer to the witnesses to reinstate the context of the original event.
- Using four retrievals, the primary focus of the CI is to make the witnesses and victims aware of all the events transpired.
The original concept of the cognitive interview was revised in 1987 by Fisher et al. The revisions to the original cognitive interview incorporated the idea of structuring the interview to be more compatible with how the brain retrieves memories. The revised version of the cognitive interview showed an increase of 45 percent in correct information retrieved.
These four principles are:
- Report Everything: Participants are encouraged to report every detail, even if…