A question that deals with the target issue of concern to the investigation. In addition to “did you do it” types of questions, relevant questions also include evidence-connecting and “do you know who” questions. Strong relevant questions address the “did you do it” type of questions, while moderate-strength relevant questions address evidence connecting and prior knowledge, such as participation in planning, providing help the perpetrators, or knowing the identity of the perpetrators. Moderate-strength relevant questions also address the examinee’s alibi or place him at the scene of the crime. The term relevant question is not appropriate for Peak of Tension or Concealed Information Tests. Rather, terms such as key and critical item are used in these formats. Relevant questions are sometimes called pertinent questions or, more informally, hot questions.