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2.06 Game-based Learning for Police Training in Child Interviewing

Academic team: Dr Anne Adams, Jenny Hart, Andy Ryan 
Policing partners: Lancashire Police, Metropolitan Police Service, Thames Valley Police
Status: Complete

CWIS Brochure

We have developed an award-winning child witness interview training simulation (CWIS) that addresses gaps in the knowledge and skills of new recruits and serving officers when interviewing child witnesses to build rapport with children and develop the quality of communication skills. CWIS incorporates triggers for emotional recognition to support the training of rapport building of early career front-line police officers when interviewing children.

Embedding CWIS within training will enable the police to obtain the following benefits:

  • Decreasing time taken to gain competency in child interviewing
  • Promoting deeper understanding of the many factors affecting child interviewing in the real world
  • Enriching traditional classroom training approach
  • Enabling large-scale deployment outside the classroom

Outputs

Title Outputs type Lead academic Year
Co-created evaluation: identifying how games support police learning Journal item Adams, A 2019
Winning evidence Article Adams, A 2018
Child witness interview simulator for UK police - trailer Video   2017
Game-based learning for police training in child interviewing Final Report Adams, A 2017
Understanding engagement within the context of a safety critical game Paper Hart, J 2017
Simulation-based learning for police training in gaining initial accounts from children Conference poster Adams, A 2017
Game-based learning for police training in child interviewing Executive summary Adams, A 2016
Exploring emotion representation to support dialogue in police training on child interviewing Conference paper Margoudi, M 2016

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