The use of technology has impacted how children and adolescents are victimized. Research supports that the use of technology during victimization can increase the likelihood that a victim will not disclose. However, most interview models are designed for children who have previously disclosed and who transition easily from the beginning of the interview to a substantive interview. Reluctant children may need more cues which may mean utilizing evidence in the forensic interview. This presentation will discuss the use of introducing such evidence, with emphasis on abusive images, in the interview. The second half of this presentation builds upon knowledge gained in the first half of the workshop. This discussion will delve deeper into the components introduced in the first session, highlighting the specific types of evidence and the use of evidence in more complex cases. It is highly recommended that attendees view Part 1 of this presentation before viewing Part 2.
1. Attendees will learn the importance of the pre-interview MDT discussion regarding case and evidence availability.
2. Attendees will be exposed to various types of evidence such as audio clips, subject statements, texts/chats, medical evidence, etc.
3. Attendees will learn how to utilize evidence in more complex cases such as kidnappings, surreptitious recordings, etc. while attending to the needs of the victim.
4. Attendees will be exposed to what happens when a denial happens and how to gently confront with evidence.