Keywords: the interrogation, the use of video recording, non-verbal reaction, a minor suspect, lying in the statements.


The problems of taking truthful evidence during the interrogation of minors suspect are reflected in the article. The reasons to denounce false evidence by such category of persons are considered. Attention is focused on verbal and non-verbal signs of lies in the testimony of minor interrogatet persons: changing the speed and volume of speech, murmuring, changing the tone of voice, looking away to the side, touching the face by hands, hiding hands, etc.

It is argued the feasibility of obligatory using of video recording during the interrogation of minors since such form of fixing makes it possible to obtain not only high precision and completeness of evidence representation but help the interrogator to follow the features of facial expression, gesticulation in conjunction with their manifestation with the contents of testimony representation, intonational features, emotional coloring and so on. The video recording facilitates the improving of results of this inquisitorial act, enhancing the tactical capabilities of its undertaking. Besides this it enable to make an objective assessment of the interrogation of minors suspect.

It is invited to make the necessary changes in CPC of Ukraine, namely: item 5 Article 224 should be amended to read «During the interrogation photo, audio or/and video recording can be used. The interrogation with the participation of minor suspect is carried out with obligatory video recording». The Article 490 should be added the requirement as follows: «During the interrogation the use of video recording is obligatory».


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Pavlyuk, N. (2019). THE ROLE OF VIDEO RECORDING DURING THE INTERROGATION OF A MINOR SUSPECT. Theory and Practice of Forensic Science and Criminalistics, 20(2), 103-109.