Interviewing witnesses in Australia
Place of Publication
David Walsh, Gavin E. Oxburgh, Alison D. Redlich, Trond Myklebust
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Arts and Humanities
Much has been written internationally since the early 1990s concerning the development, implementation and evaluation of investigative interviewing models. In Australia, however, what is known as investigative interviewing was not adopted in most jurisdictions until a decade later and in some jurisdictions almost 20 years later. While investigative interviewing in the context of interviews with adults was imported to Australia from England and Wales, the various Australian jurisdictions have adapted the approach to suit local needs. The impetus for the development of investigative interviewing in England an Wales has been attributed at least in part, to a number of widely publicised miscarriages of justice. In Australia, by comparison, the motivation to introduce investigative interviewing models has largely been attributed to individual jurisdiction observing improvements in practice internationally and pursuing change locally as a result.