More on The Fishing Approach
If it is explained that he has been called in to verify the inflated values claimed, the witness will be relieved and effectively avoid statements about the arson. If the interviewer ask about travel expenditures, he or she will never learn about the embezzlement. The fishing approach, when used well, allows the witness to let his or her imagination run wild. The witness, in this case, leads the interview and as a result, the interviewer may obtain new useful information. Each answer should lead to the next question to allow the interviewer to get as much information as the witness has to give.
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