Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Investigative Practice specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This unit maximises the ability of practitioners to obtain victim’s accounts in an uninterrupted narrative format, leading to fairer outcomes for victims. Students will practice using different question types, and coding of interviews, they will also consider child development, cross-cultural issues, and challenges for people with complex communication needs. The unit will also engage with approaches to interviewing about repeated abuse, the ‘Whole Story’ framework, protocols for questioning witnesses, and making audio visual recordings.
|Unit name||Specialist Interviewing|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
|Coordinator||Doctor Caroline Spiranovic|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the requirements of legislation and relevant protocols for the interviewing of witnesses and suspects in Tasmania
- Apply appropriate questioning techniques to obtain relevant, accurate, and complete accounts from vulnerable and other witnesses and suspects in relation to complex crimes
- Apply protocols and frameworks to interviews that are reflective of the context and surrounding investigation
- Assess the quality of investigative interviews
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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|Assessment||Direct Observations of Clinical Encounters (DOCEs) (100%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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