Cops Need Better Tools to Help Victims of Tragedy: Study

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Police can play a greater role in assisting trauma victims even when they are conducting information-gathering interviews, according to a Norwegian study.

While finding a balance between objectivity and support during investigative interviews with trauma victims is a challenge, “improper handling of traumatic topics…can lead to further traumatization,” the authors argued in the study published in the Psychology, Crime & Law Journal, posted online this month.

The study focused on how police officers employed the Norwegian “KREATIV interrogation . . .

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