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Is placing two suspects in a room together an interrogation? Can Miranda rights be violated without an interrogation?
Unlocking the power of simplicity in criminal interrogations
The Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation is supported by the courts
Law enforcement officials argue that deception is not coercion and taking away this tactic decreases their effectiveness in convicting people and solving cases
The NYPD holds that even though he was cleared of spying, Baimadajie Angwang should be fired for insubordination after failing to show up to an internal affairs interrogation
Legislation would help in the search for minor-age suspects and allow guardians, stepparents and juvenile detention facility staff to attend interrogations
In an interview setting, rapport building is used within an information-gathering approach that can be contrasted with more traditional accusatorial interview practices
The court rules on the legality of a two-step interrogation technique in which officers “ask first, warn second” in this recent case
Whether a suspect agrees or refuses to take a polygraph can be used to assess that suspect’s credibility regarding the issue under investigation
Multiple officers piled into the room to pin the man down
Try it sometime and let your suspects be the judge
Understanding the offender’s mindset provides insights into the most effective interrogation themes to incorporate in future cases
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Here’s how Cognitive Interviewing can help investigators gather detailed and accurate info from victims of trauma that can lead to an increase in guilty pleas
The lawsuit alleges ‘When They See Us’ misrepresents the Reid Technique
Using words that minimize the moral seriousness of behavior can help police investigators obtain the truth from a deceptive individual
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that more than $650,000 in grants for the 28 local law enforcement agencies
Marcus Fischer began harming himself with a knife and ignored commands to drop it before he was shot
The detective wrote in a report that Sean A. Sykes Jr. “leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering”
How investigators respond when a suspect says, “I’m not a bad person,” could be key to a successful interrogation
Deception is considered unethical in most situations; however, most police detectives consider it an invaluable tool
The investigator should make a transition statement about some fact which raises doubt that the crime was spontaneous and then pose an ‘alternative question’ that presumes the act was deliberate
This important phase of the investigation is not the presentation of evidence — it is where we advise the subject that we know (without a doubt) that they committed the crime
Rather than ask the suspect why he committed the crime, tell him you believe you know why he did it — and offer your theme that psychologically (not legally) justifies, rationalizes, or minimizes the conduct
Asking a series of three hypothetical questions many times will result in obtaining the initial admissions of guilt to the commission of a crime
People do not like to be pushed — they like to be involved in the process, and by their involvement, we can lead them to a confession
A physical trigger can be all it takes to convince a suspect to tell us their story
If courts across the land can’t agree, how is the average cop supposed to know what’s okay?