One in four Australians are born overseas and over a third have English as their second language.
Interpreters are crucial in our justice system.
Their jobs include interpreting interviews with police suspects, sometimes they attend court and may even accompany police on drug raids or domestic disputes.
It's interesting work, but it can also be stressful.
New research has found that many interpreters across all sectors, experience what's known as 'vicarious trauma', as a result of their work.
Discipline Head, Translating & Interpreting Programs, Global Urban & Social Studies, RMIT University
Lecturer, RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Forensic Interviewing, Contemporary Criminology, Criminological Theory and the Justice Project in the Justice and Legal Studies discipline RMIT, School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Title: Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting: Context, Challenges & Strategies
Authors: Sedat Mulayim, Miranda Lai, Caroline Norma
Publisher: CRC Press
International Journal of Interpreter Education: http://www.cit-asl.org/new/ijie/
Conference: Cultural diversity & the law: https://www.cdlc.org.au/
Presenter: Damien Carrick
Producer: Anita Barraud