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In an interview setting, rapport building is used within an information-gathering approach that can be contrasted with more traditional accusatorial interview practices
The formal recording of investigative interviews is critical to any criminal case
This crime carries with it two goals for the investigator
The court rules on the legality of a two-step interrogation technique in which officers “ask first, warn second” in this recent case
Multiple officers piled into the room to pin the man down
Try it sometime and let your suspects be the judge
A $4,500 grant will help the interview room get back up and running after its recording system failed a few weeks ago
How realistic is it to expect a witness to recall a suspect’s words verbatim?
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Bodycam video shows the officers sprinting towards the flames and pushing their way inside the home
Investigators should look for specific verbal clues that reveal subjects are withholding or fabricating information
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
This technique was formally developed by Dr. John E. Reid to help differentiate between innocent, truthful suspects and those who were being deceptive during an interview
FETI training focuses on enhancing the quality and quantity of information obtained from victims who have undergone highly stressful or traumatic experiences
In the study, the subjects watched a video of a staged car theft and were later interviewed either face-to-face by a research assistant, or by a humanoid avatar
By examining statements for equivocations and extraneous information, investigators can gain valuable insights
The man pulled out an “edged weapon” and began hurting himself before Minneapolis LEOs tried to subdue him
Based on real things people have said at police job interviews.
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
In a telephone interview, an officer or investigator can ask pointed questions, direct the interview as needed, address ambivalence and elicit as much information as possible
Subjects seeking to be deceptive overwhelmingly prefer closed-ended questions that let them get by with abbreviated statements whereas truthful individuals will mine their memories for the truth
I came up with five categories of general behavior — it is not a total list of all behaviors, but rather, a list of general behavior — to look for during an interview or interrogation