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Toward intergrative interviewing: the role of situation awareness

Conference contribution
Authors David Amon Neequaye
Published in The 11th meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law (NNPL), 30-31 October, 2015; Reykjavik, Iceland
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Psychology
Language en
Subject categories Psychology, Law


Current work in the field of investigative interviewing has produced a number of important techniques that are beneficial to the interrogation process. Comparative examinations of these techniques have shed light on their individual advantages. Nonetheless, real-world investigative interview scenarios seldom provide best-fit settings for single approaches. This is because investigative interviewing is a fluid social interaction that may require interviewers to adapt to interviewees on case-by-case basis. Unusual characteristics and/or self-regulation tactics of an interviewee may call for a combination or change in interview style. A predetermined single approach may be inadequate for optimal results. The present article discusses adopting situation awareness (SA) as a precursor for determining integrative ways to conduct interviews. The crux of SA pivots on perceiving relevant aspects of a situation, comprehending said aspects and projecting their condition in the near future. Accurate SA is likely to position an interviewer to adapt strategically to an interviewee. I discuss SA’s adaptation and application to investigative interviewing. Furthermore I propose possible directions for empirical assessment and application of SA in the interview setting.

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