Privileged witnesses in violence cases

Author/s Maria Garro, Paola Miano, Angela Maria Di Vita
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/2
Language Italian Pages 22 P. 11-32 File size 571 KB
DOI 10.3280/MAL2011-002002
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The study analyses the issue of emotional resonance and consequent behaviour of the Police Force when interviewing suspected victims of abuse. It reports some significant observations rising from the administration of two measures (an interview and a questionnaire) of 9 ‘privileged witnesses’ who represent various departments of the Police Force in the cities of Palermo and Trapani and who obtain the first account from the child. The research highlights the necessity for the Police to be trained to achieve effective practice when detaining and interviewing a minor, whilst at the same time demonstrating willingness in protecting both the victim and themselves.

Keywords: Child abuse, training, Police officers, witness

Maria Garro, Paola Miano, Angela Maria Di Vita, Testimoni privilegiati nei casi di violenza: dalle parole dello svelamento agli interventi di protezione in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2011, pp 11-32, DOI: 10.3280/MAL2011-002002