The procedures contained in this manual are intended as
examples of suggested practices for the collection and
preservation of eyewitness evidence.
Departmental, logistical, or budget/staff limitations or legal
conditions may make the use of particular procedures
contained herein impracticable.
Instructors are encouraged to modify these materials as
appropriate for their jurisdiction and classroom presentation.
Role-playing is used in this lesson plan as a tool to facilitate students?
learning of effective interview techniques. With classes of up to 25 students,
use role-playing exercises in which all students rotate through the
roles of interviewer/call-taker and witness. With classes of more than 25
students, select two volunteers to go through role-playing exercises for
the class to observe.
Instruct the student playing the role of the witness to think of an actual
event that he/she experienced approximately 6 months earlier. Using
memory of an actual event in these exercises will more effectively
demonstrate the utility of the interview procedures contained herein.
To maximize the educational benefit of the exercise, the procedural point
being demonstrated should be explained prior to the role-playing exercise.