Masters Proposal Presentation by Jane Tudor-Owen
Is preparation everything? The use of formal plans in investigative interviews with witnesses.
The PEACE model of investigative interviewing identifies five stages of the interview process:
- Preparation and planning;
- Engage and explain;
- Account, clarification and challenge;
- Closure; and
The proposed study will examine police recruits' formal plans for witness interviews. Specifically, the study will examine how the content and number of items included in police recruits' formal plans changes following specific points in training. The study will then examine what relationship, if any, exists between the content and number of items included in police recruits' formal plans and the content and number of items covered in the corresponding interviews.