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FPSY 4111 Forensic Interviewing and Investigation : Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

FPSY 4111 Required Course Readings

The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bull, R. (2010). Investigative interviewing of children and other vulnerable witnesses: Psychological research and working/professional practice. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15(1), 5–23.

Fisher, R. P. (2010). Interviewing cooperative witnesses. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15(1), 25–38.

Fontes, L. A., & Plummer, C. (2010). Cultural issues in disclosures of child sexual abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(5), 491–518.

Geiselman, R. E., Fisher, R. P., MacKinnon, D. P., & Holland, H. L. (1985). Eyewitness memory enhancement in the policy interview: Cognitive retrieval mnemonics versus hypnosis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 70(2), 401–412.

Larsson, A. S., & Lamb, M. E. (2009). Making the most of information-gathering interviews with children. Infant and Child Development, 18(1), 1–16.

LeBlond , R. F., DeGowin, R. L., & Brown, D. D. (2009). The diagnostic examination - the mental status, psychiatric, and social evaluations. In DeGowin's diagnostic examination  (pp. 766–786). New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Maras, K. L., & Bowler, D. M. (2010). The cognitive interview for eyewitnesses with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(11), 1350–1360.

McGroarty, A., & Baxter, J. S. (2007). Interrogative pressure in simulated forensic interviews: The effects of negative feedback. British Journal of Psychology, 98(3), 455–465.

Nicholson, R. A., & Norwood, S. (2000). The quality of forensic psychological assessments, reports, and testimony: Acknowledging the gap between promise and practice. Law and Human Behavior, 24(1), 9–44.

Polanski, P. J., & Hinkle, J. S. (2000). The mental status examination: Its use by professional counselors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 78(3), 357–364.

Sieck, B. C. (2012). Obtaining clinical writing informed consent versus using client disguise and recommendations for practice. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 3–11.

Wagstaff, G. F. (2008). Hypnosis and the law: Examining the stereotypes. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35(10), 1277–1294.

Wright, A. M., & Holliday, R. E. (2007). Interviewing cognitively impaired older adults: How useful is a cognitive Interview? Memory, 15(1), 17–33.

Other Readings

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