This is CREST researcher Becky Milne’s professorial lecture at Portsmouth University. Becky draws on her work researching investigative interviewing and training police around the world how best to go about their everyday jobs – especially where this relates to helping recall in interviews. She outlines the progress researcher and practitioners have made in improving the quality of interviews with witnesses, victims and suspects of crime. This is a success story of collaboration between academic research and policing, but Becky also outlines ongoing challenges, such as interviewing vulnerable groups of people and transferring interview training effectively.
The lecture was originally given on 22 June 2016 and is reproduced here with the kind permission of Professor Milne. You can also read about some of the advances research made to policing in the United Kingdom in an article written by Professor Milne for the Summer 2016 issue of CREST Security Review.
For more information on the work Professor Milne has done for CREST see here.