Study: Cops use wrong tactics in questioning witnesses

Officers interviewing witnesses are "potentially reducing the amount of information retrieved" by talking too much, asking too many closed-end questions, and failing to adhere to science-based methods for mining memory, according to new findings by a Canadian research team.

Analyzing a sample of 90 interviews with witnesses to violent crimes, the team discovered that:

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