|Neylan ZIYALAR, Sevil ATASOY |
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Children involved as witnesses in legal proceedings may have to tell their story on several occasions. This starts with the initial interview and may culminate in examination and cross-examination in court. The primary reason for the existence of any investigation in the forensic scientific field is to gather information. The success of the investigation is directly related to the ability of the investigator to conduct effective interviews. Of all the topics in law enforcement academies and criminal justice training centres, one of the critical topics that always seems to get poor, little, or even no attention at all is the forensic interview with children. However, the skill of interview is a technique that can be learned and must be included in the curricula. The aim of this paper is to present forensic interviewing techniques with children which is evaluated by Istanbul University, Institute of Forensic Sciences as a course in the curriculum of law enforcement academies.
Interview techniques; Children; Police.
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|Sevil ATASOY, Ersi ABACI-KALFOGLU, Neylan ZIYALARIstanbul University, Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences |
Problems of Forensic Sciences 2001 Vol. 47 (XLVII) 194-198
The Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of Istanbul University, Turkey is an institute of higher learning that aims to teach the graduates of diverse disciplines the forensic aspects of their fields. The institute that gives master’s and PhD degrees in Forensic Sciences, aims to enable students to explore a particular interest across several fields. One of the groups of students is graduates of Turkish Police or Military Academies. The institute enrolls students from 1990 and on to this program. Characteristics of the program will be presented in order to share our experiences with international colleagues.
Graduate education; Law enforcement; Istanbul University; Turkey.