Category clustering recall: a new recall strategy to enhance eyewitnesses’ memory during investigative interviews

Paulo, R.M, Albuquerque, P.B and Bull, R (2018) Category clustering recall: a new recall strategy to enhance eyewitnesses’ memory during investigative interviews. In: Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, 15 - 18 November 2018, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA, USA.

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Abstract

The Cognitive Interview (CI) is one of the most studied and used methods to interview crime witnesses and has proved to be very effective. However, a newly developed recall strategy, Category Clustering Recall (CCR), was found to be more effective than some of the original CI components (e.g., the Change Order mnemonic) in certain situations. We focused on examining CCR capacity for increasing the amount of recalled information in comparison with witness-compatible questioning and tested if a Revised Cognitive Interview (RCI) with CCR instead of witness-compatible questioning and without the change order and change perspective mnemonics would be effective for this purpose. Using a between-subjects design, participants watched a mock robbery video and were interviewed 48 hours later with either the CI or the RCI according to randomly assigned groups. The RCI group produced more correct information than the CI group, with a lower number of confabulations. Further analyses revealed CCR was largely responsible for this increase in correct recall. These findings support our previous studies suggesting CCR is a very promising interview strategy allowing the interviewer to obtain more information without using additional questions.

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