R. Dian Dia-an Muniroh


One of the most influencing factors in the success of police investigation is police investigators’ skills in eliciting accurate and reliable information from witnesses. Psychology researchers in the United States of America dan Europe continue to illustrate the effectiveness of the cognitive interviewing method in retrieving witnesses’ memory and recommend it globally. The Indonesian police force has not yet applied such a method. When it was introduced to the Indonesian police, forensic linguists have concerns with its linguistic viability. This paper brings together the research and arguments from the two disciplines of psychology and language in the legal and policing environment. This paper suggests a new way forward for future research on investigative interviewing, more specifically on investigating a humane model of witness interviewing appropriate to use in the Indonesian contexts, and encourage more psychological scientists, linguists, legal scholars and law enforcement officers to work together to understand the broader implications of the cognitive interviewing method in the Indonesian police interviews.


adaptation; forensic linguistics; multidisciplinary; the Indonesian National Police; cognitive interview

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