Discussion 9 – Witness Credibility Assessment
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Discussion: In Chapter 7, Topic 5 the text discusses 10 potential factors that could impact witness credibility. Pick two of those factors to discuss and why you think they are the most challenging for the investigator to assess during the investigative process. For example, the text lists: Witness Profile, Witness Bias, Witness Involvement, Location When Viewing the Event, Awareness of the Crime, Length of Observation Time, Time Elapsed Between Event and Interview, Ability to Record or Repetitively Recount Details, Physical Abilities, and Cognitive Capacity and Age of Witness. Pick two of those topics for your discussion post.
- You are required to post an initial discussion post no later than 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday of the discussion week.
- Your initial post should be a minimum of 200-250 words.
- All initial posts should reference the textbook or at least one outside source. All sources must be cited using APA guidelines. Posts received after 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of the discussion week, will be deducted points