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What is a Leading Question?

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A leading question is a question worded to suggest an answer. It is typically used to influence the answer or to persuade anyone who hears the question. As such, leading questions may be prohibited in certain circumstances in a court of law. It is also considered best practice to avoid leading questions in professions such as medicine and social work.
Overview: Leading Questions
A question that suggests an answer.
Were you at Hide Park between 8pm and 10pm on July 19th, 2015?
Do you get headaches that get worse when you sleep?
Is sushi your favorite food?
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Suggestive Interrogation
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