We invite you to participate in a research study aiming to enhance our understanding of how crime investigators interview witnesses. Our research will examine techniques used by interviewers when they interview several people who have witnessed the same crime.

This research is important as it helps inform our understanding of witness interviewing techniques and will enable us to advise police officers and other investigative interviewers about how to elicit the most accurate accounts from witnesses.

Volunteers must be

Over 18 and under 55 years

Any gender

Staff, Students

We welcome participants who speak English as a first language and who have NO prior investigative interviewing experience.

More information

If you agree to take part in this study, you will be asked to watch short video-recorded interviews of people who have witnessed a crime and then you will be asked some questions.Volunteers will receive £5 for participating in the study.  You will be asked to attend one session that will last for 30-40 minutes.

Dates: 28 February - 17 April 2020

Location: Department of Psychology, King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth, PO1 2DY

To sign up to take part, please contact pamela.hanway@port.ac.uk.