This module will provide criminal investigators with the principles of suggestibility to inform their understanding when interacting with victims and witnesses of crime. A brief history of forensic interviewing and current research on memory will allow participants to see how victim/witness statements have been viewed and evaluated in the past and today. Participants will learn to better evaluate statements throughout the course of a criminal investigation from outcry, to forensic interview, to trial.
- Provide criminal investigators with the principles of suggestibility to inform their understanding of and interactions with victims and witnesses.
- Develop skills necessary to evaluate statements made throughout the course of a criminal investigation from outcry to forensic interview to trial testimony.
- Assist investigators to become good consumers of the forensic interview process
Presenter Bonnie I. Fries, MSW, LCSW, Child & Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois with specialized training in child and adolescent welfare and abuse-related trauma. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1998 from Illinois State University’s Jane Addams College of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the FBI Bonnie worked as an Assistant Director and Director within Children’s Advocacy Centers, and has conducted more than 2,000 forensic interviews.
Continuing Education Credits
POST and Social Work credits will be available.
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