Bewildered and excluded

Addressing Vulnerability in Justice Systems, by Penny Cooper & Linda Hunting (Eds.), reviewed.

Seventeen years ago regarding the investigative interviewing of vulnerable people Becky Milne and I said in our book that ‘no…research exists… Something must be done about this’. During the intervening years some steps have been taken to improve matters.

In 2002 the government in England and Wales first published relevant guidance (largely based on psychological research and called ‘Achieving Best Evidence’). More recently, after novel work in South Africa, it introduced the use of


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