Why RADAR Models?
RADAR was designed to provide advance the field of forensic interviewing by making forensic balance a foundational value, operationalizing reproducible interview practices, and consistently improving based on the latest available research.
Advantages for Interviewers
Advantages for Interviewees
Rather than a primary focus on the interview process (What should I ask next?), the focus must shift to the child (What is this child communicating in word and demeanor?). RADAR facilitates this shift in focus by providing a logical interview structure that includes easy-to-remember rubrics to guide questioning.
RADAR is also one of the first forensic interview protocols to provide instruction on when and how to conduct follow-up sessions as part of the initial five-day training. RADAR views forensic balance as a core, foundational value.