Published: March, 2014| Russell Strand

A new approach to interviewing sexual assault victims is gleaning more information about the crimes and leading to greater numbers of offender prosecutions. Because law enforcement investigations are designed more for witnesses rather than victims, Russell Strand, U.S. Military Police School, Chief, Behavioral Sciences Education and Training Division, developed the forensic experiential trauma interview as a way to interview victims without making them relive the assault. This webinar defines forensic psycho-physiological evidence, identify proper procedures for the collection of psycho-physiological evidence, and analyze the meaning of the forensic psycho-physiological evidence collected. Using the forensic experiential trauma interview approach, we can gather the best possible evidence by interviewing victims in ways that empower and calm them, so they are able to provide more accurate, coherent, consistent and persuasive narratives.