If you haven’t tuned into HBO recently, you might have missed a crime drama film, The Place Beyond the Pines. The film captures the story of a famous motorcycle stuntman as he attempts to get the money he needs to provide for his infant son and his ex-lover who wants nothing to do with him.
The drama that develops as Glanton, the motorcyclist, tries to make money brings him into conflict with the law, a story which has an interesting parallel as the film fast-forwards 15 years to brushes with the law that his teenage son would make.
Though the film makes a great Friday night flick to check out, what you might have missed is the feature of iRecord’s system about an hour and forty minutes into the drama when Schenectady Police Officer Avery Cross, played by Bradley Cooper, is interviewing a kid in the movie.
Interviewing kids is a whole different scenario than interviewing adults and having a system that can not only capture high-quality video and sound but is easy to use is critical.
You can find protocol and techniques for interviewing children outlined or video recorded in many places, but CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has a great summary of these. They include points on the following:
- Determining the Purpose of the Interview
- The Interview Setting
- Children and Art
- Synthesizing Information
- Appropriate Questions
- Test Your Knowledge
The seven page discussion provides an in-depth understanding of what is important in the process of interviewing children, regardless of age. iRecord, which also provides Child Advocacy Consulting Services, provides a system which can be implemented into any child interview room and that will capture that audio and video the right time, the first time.