Tips on Interviewing Witnesses

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  1. Michael:
    Right on as usual. As a professional interviewer with a toe dipped in academics I will say that not all people have the skill to work of the cuff or with talking points. I agree “reading” questions is bad technique, but for those who need help, they should have their notes fully fleshed out and in 28 or bigger type. In my early days in TV scripts were 32 point. Big bold type allows the person to use more peripheral vision and not present “nose to paper.” Spontaneous apearance is better but for those who struggle, use big type so you can read the script and the interview subject together.