Guidelines for conducting child d forensic interviews in Sri Lanka

Authors(1) :-Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana

Child protection investigations can be described as a right based approach which is crucial in bringing relief to the child victims and their families. However, the process of bringing relief and punishing/ removing offenders require complex skills, infrastructure, and effective interagency working. As a key partner in this process, Children's and Women's desks in the Sri Lankan police play an important role. However, due to resource and attitudinal constraints in the past, there has been recognized dif?culties in providing child protection investigations in the Sri Lankan milieu. The paper provides an overview of issues which restraints investigative officers from conducting effective child forensic investigations. It also provides guidelines to improve child forensic interviews within the Sri Lankan milieu; in the domains of pre-recruitment criteria, physical environment, interview protocol, recording evidence, and networking/coordinating. It also stresses the importance of providing remuneration/ reinforcement to investigative officers conducting child forensic interviews.

Authors and Affiliations

Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Child Protection, Guidelines, Training, Qualifications, Forensic Interviews

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 6 | July-August 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-08-31
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 173-183
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173616
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Buddhiprabha D D Pathirana, " Guidelines for conducting child d forensic interviews in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp.173-183, July-August-2017. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST173616
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