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When interviewing a special population it is important to be properly prepared. In this
case the special populations are children that could have potentially witnessed the kidnapping of
the young child. It is essential for police to get whatever information the children could have
about the crime in order to potentially locate the missing child. The first step before any
interview is to get the express permission from the child guardian to interview the child. The
child should not be left alone with police but should be interviewed in the presence of their
parent or guardian.
Interviewing children requires the police to establish rapport with the child in order to put
them at ease for the interview (Scoville, 2007). The setting where the interview is conducted is
important. Children are usually more comfortable at home over a police station and will respond
better in an environment where they are comfortable. If the interview is conduct at home it needs
to be conducted in an area where there are no distractions. Once the police investigator
introduces themselves to the child they must explain how important it is to remember if they saw
the missing child and what they observed.
Before interviewing the child the investigator must preplan questions. The investigator
should let the child know that it is okay not to know the answers to questions and to let the
investigator know if they are wrong about some fact. It can be a challenge to interview children
that must be talked to within their ability. In other words an investigator must use words a child
can understand. Interviewing children can be challenging because they may not be able to recall
the information needed. Because they will want to provide the information needed to the police
investigator it is important not to provide the child with leading questions but direct ones.

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 Interview and Interrogation DB5 Name Class Date Professor Interview and Interrogation When interviewing a special population it is important to be properly prepared. In this case the special populations are children that could have potentially witnessed the kidnapping of the young child. It is essential for police to get whatever information the children could have about the crime in order to potentially locate the missing child. The first step before any interview is to get the express permission from the child guardian to interview the child. The child should not be left alone with police but should be interviewed in the presence of their parent or guardian. Interviewing children requires the police to establish rapport with the child in order to put them at ease for the interview (Scoville, 2007). The setting where the interview is conducted is important. Children are usually more comfortable at home over a police station and will respond better in an environment where they are comfortable. If the interview is conduct at home it needs to be conducted in an area where there are no distractions. Once the police investigator introduces themselves to the chil ...
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