Interviewing children in Belgium: an evaluation of practices

J. Dommicent, M. Vanderhallen, H. de Wiest, M. Bastiaens, M. van de Plas, G. Vervaeke

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In belgium, police officers are obliged to attend advanced training in interviewing children. Research suggests training is not sufficient to acquire and maintain skills, but follow-up is also required. The present study aims to examine the influence of the type of follow-up (individual follow-up, collective follow-up and no follow-up) on the overall quality of procedure in interviewing children.* results show that police officers receiving individual follow-up perform significantly better in comparison with those who have received collective follow-up or no follow-up at all.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-261
JournalThe Police Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


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