#CORPUSMOOC Week 5 (Notes)

When taking a statement from a witness or suspect, what kinds of factors about them, the crime, or the larger social context should we take into account? One example to get you started: the interviewee’s age - children and the very elderly should be treated especially carefully. Suspect many would say ideally classless, but their suspected role in the crime, the level of evidence, age, race, gender, religion, class, education level, the recency of the…