A comfortable witness is a good witness: rapport‐building and susceptibility to misinformation in an investigative mock‐crime interview

  title={A comfortable witness is a good witness: rapport‐building and susceptibility to misinformation in an investigative mock‐crime interview},
  author={Jonathan Patrick Vallano and Nadja Schreiber Compo},
  journal={Applied Cognitive Psychology},
Summary: Major investigative interviewing protocols such as the Cognitive Interview recommend that investigators build rapport with cooperative adult witnesses at the beginning of a police interview. Although research substantiates the benefits of rapport-building on the accuracy of child witness reports, few studies have examined whether similar benefits apply to adult witnesses. The present study investigated whether verbal rapport-building techniques increase adult witness report accuracy… 

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