Semi-Structured Interview Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Part 1: Design and Interview Schedule An interview schedule is a critical component of the interviewing process. It is one of the self-reporting technique that offers the interviewer considerable flexibility (Lewis-Beck Bryman & Futing Liao 2004). With an interview schedule the interviewer can clarify qualify and even modify his or her questions. As a result the interviewer can be in a position to observe the interviewee during the sessions and note down any feeling attached to his or her responses or cases where he or she seems evasive. Overall an interview schedule is an indispensable and potent tool for acquiring data in a way no other tool can. Besides is adaptable and therefore capable of being utilized by diverse individuals. Typically an interview schedule has three parts; opening body and closing. Interview Schedule Opening Hello how were you? My name is ________________ and I presented as an illustration of community dysfunction. For instance in Australia cases of lenience in sentencing the indigenous male offenders who have been found guilty for violence has come to the limelight of the media and this suggests that the criminal justice systems are not taking the issue with the seriousness it deserves (Jeffries & Bond 2015). It is important that domestic violence perpetrators whether indigenous or non-indigenous should receive similar sentences like other offenders as this will help to send a clear message to the victims perpetrators and the community as whole that domestic violence is equally serious to nondomestic violence. References Dioso‐Villa R. (2016). Is the Expert Admissibility Game Fixed? Judicial Gatekeeping of Fire and Arson Evidence. Law & Policy 38(1) 54-80. Jeffries S. & Bond C. E. (2015). Taking the problem seriously? Sentencing Indigenous and non-Indigenous domestic violence offenders. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology 48(4) 463-482. [...]
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