Interviewing Children in an Investigative Setting: More Than Meets the Eye

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The goal of this webinar is not to train the viewer to interview a child in an investigation; however, the content will help the viewer understand the complexities of interviewing child witnesses and victims and what education and training is needed. On March 21 at 2pm EST, join Bruce Pitt-Payne as he addresses these topics:

  • The goals of an investigative child interview
  • The objectives of an interview
  • Understanding and applying the investigative process along with objectives that are often specific to the alleged offence
  • Child development (social, conceptual and language)
  • Child memory
  • Documentation: recording and reporting the interview
  • Seizure and retention of evidence
  • The expectation to be scrutinized in Court
  • The necessity of practice
  • What training should include
  • Examples of the training available:
    • Step-Wise (The Forensic Alliance)
    • CCAA (Canadian Child Abuse Association)
    • NICHD (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

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Bruce Pitt-Payne
Bruce Pitt-Payne

Bruce Pitt-Payne retired from the RCMP after a 26-year career in which he was predominantly a major crime investigator (homicide, violent crime and sexual crimes). He is considered a subject-matter-expert on adult and child interviewing and presents internationally on these topics.

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