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NCJ Number: 236642 Find in a Library
Title: It's Time to Swim: A Proposal for Developing a Multi Tiered Approach To the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers
Author(s): Victor I. Vieth
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 27
Sponsoring Agency: National Child Protection Training Ctr
Winona, MN 55987
Sale Source: National Child Protection Training Ctr
Winona State University
P.O. Box 5838
Winona, MN 55987
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses a multi-tiered approach for credentialing forensic interviewers working with maltreated and abused children.
Abstract: The author examines the critical role of the forensic interviewer in obtaining legally defensible statements from maltreated children and provides an overview of existing and proposed standards or credentials for those conducting these interviews. In examining these existing and proposed standards, it appears that a multi-tiered process for credentialing forensic interviewers may be emerging. In recognition of this trend, and using the National Advocate Credentialing Program as a Guide, the author proposes a four-tiered credentialing process for forensic interviewers (basic, intermediate, advanced, and diplomate) with an additional category for “inactive” forensic interviewers. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Interview and interrogation
Index Term(s): Certificate programs; Forensic psychiatry; Forensic psychology; Forensic science training
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