Cross-cultural investigative interviews

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    Eyewitnesses are a major source of evidence in criminal prosecutions (Wells et al., 2020). Witnesses may bring culturally determined reporting norms into the criminal justice context, as they have been socialised into their respective cultures. Limited insight into the role of culture in eyewitness accounts can pose a challenge to investigators interviewing witnesses in cross-cultural settings. Attending to culture is crucial to the investigative interview of witnesses, especially as recent trends in migration have made cross-cultural investigative interviews inevitable. This chapter discusses the potential role that culture may play in the investigative interview of witnesses in cross-cultural settings. The first part of the chapter provides an overview of various cultural concepts. Drawing on these concepts and previous research in cross-cultural psychology, the chapter highlight some implications for eyewitness interviews.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe future of forensic psychology: Core topics and emerging trends
    EditorsSara Landstrom, Par Anders Granhag, Peter van Koppen
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-30854-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-032-31195-1, 978-1-032-31195-4
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2023


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