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This report outlines the findings from a research project examining what works well in investigative interviews (ABE interviews) with child witnesses in Northern Ireland. The project was developed in collaboration with key stakeholders and was joint funded by the Department of Justice NI, NSPCC, SBNI and PSNI. While there is substantial a research literature examining the practice of forensic interview both internationally and within the UK there has been little in the way of exploration of this issue in Northern Ireland. Equally, the existing literature has tended to focus on a ‘deficit’ approach, identifying areas of poor practice with limited recognition of the practical difficulties interview practitioners face or what works well for them in practice. This study aimed to address these gaps by adopting an ‘appreciative inquiry’ approach to explore stakeholder perspectives on what is working well within ABE current practice and identify what can be built on to deliver optimal practice.
|Department of Justice, Northern Ireland
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|Published - 2015