Witnesses, victims, & suspects
- Witnesses, victims, & suspects
The criminal justice process
- Witnesses and victims
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Are you a victim of crime?
General information for victims
- Reporting the crime
- The police interview
- Medical examination
- Contact person
- Legal advocate
- About giving evidence in court
- Witness compensation
- What if I get sick or am prevented from coming to the court hearing?
- Can I avoid giving evidence as a witness?
- Can I be anonymous when giving evidence as a witness?
- Can I be shown special consideration when I appear in court as a witness?
- When the case is closed
- Participation in victim-offender mediation
- Have you been a victim of violence or a similar crime?
- Have you been a victim of psychological violence?
- Have you been sexually assaulted?
- Have you experienced theft or a similar crime?
- Have you been victimised, harassed, or stalked?
- Are you a relative of a victim?
- Are you closely related to a child who has been sexually assaulted?
- Are you under the age of 18 and victim of sexual assault?
- Are you a victim of crime abroad?
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- General information for victims
- Have you witnessed a crime?
Are you provisionally charged in a criminal case?
- Provisional charge, arrest, and custody
- The police interview
- The defence counsel
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- Help and guidance
The police interview
If you have witnessed a crime, the police will interview you about what happened.
Police interviews will normally take place at the local police station. The police may also interview you at the scene of the crime or by telephone. They will transcribe your statement in a police report, which you will be allowed to read through and sign. Sometimes the police may need to interview you several times during the investigation.
In connection with an interview, the police may also want you to take part in a photo identification procedure if they are unsure who the perpetrator is. The police will show you a binder of photographs of possible perpetrators to look through to see if you recognise the perpetrator.
The police will also interview others who may have something to do with the case. This could be the victim, the suspect, the provisionally charged person, or other witnesses.