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NCJ Number: NCJ 234678  Add to Shoppping Cart  
Title: Victims with Disabilities: The Forensic Interview-Techniques for Interviewing Victims with Communication and/or Cognitive Disabilities (DVD and Guidebook)
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Project Director: Greg Byers
Corporate Author: Arc Riverside
United States of America
Date Published: 07/2011
Page Count: 72
  Series: OVC Videos
  Annotation: This training DVD and guide acquaints law enforcement with effective techniques for interviewing individuals with disabilities that affect cognitive and communication abilities.
Abstract: This training DVD/guide provides guidelines for practitioners (law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates, and forensic interviewers) who work with disabled victims of crime during the forensic interviewing process. It is designed for professionals who already conduct forensic interviews. The DVD/guide provides techniques to improve their ability to work with individuals who present specific challenges to a successful interview outcome. Developed under the guidance of a National Advisory Board, this DVD/guide provides guidelines for interviewing adults and children, and places special emphasis on victims of crime who have communication and/or cognitive disabilities. Cognitive disabilities, which involve the mental process of knowing, include disabilities such as intellectual disabilities and autism. Communication disabilities, which involve physical impairment that interferes with a person’s ability to convey information and ideas, include disabilities associated with speech production (cerebral palsy or stroke). Included in this guidebook is a complete transcript of the DVD as well as a glossary of terms and concepts used in the film. The interactive discussion guide engages viewers with a series of questions related to each section of the video that assess audience comprehension, require abstract thinking, and enhance practitioner aptitude. Appendix
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Victims of Crime ; Persons with Disabilities ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Teaching/training techniques ; Police interviewing training ; Police training for the disabled
Sponsoring Agency: Office for Victims of Crime
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2003–VF–GX–K016
Sale Source: OVC Resource Ctr
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Reference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: DVD is closed captioned for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Running time: 56 minutes 52 seconds
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