Interview and Interrogation Lab Manual

Is police work an art or a science? This is an appropriate question when discussing interview and interrogation techniques, where the art of conversation collides with the science of psychology and persuasive technique. Add in legal and procedural requirements and it can seem very complicated. But, with a common-sense approach, training, and adherence to law and procedure, most officers have the potential to become skilled in this area.

Table of Contents

Interview and Interrogation for Criminal Justice 2
How to use this book 6
Preface 8
Interview and Interrogation: An Overview 11
The Show Up 20
The Witness 31
Interview or Interrogation? 37
The Miranda Warning 41
Ethical Considerations 47
Preparation for an Interview or Interrogation 54
The Interview and Interrogation Process 61
Deception, Closing, and Reporting 69
Juveniles 75
Self-Assessment 81
Addendum A - Evaluating Truthfulness 84
Addendum B - Police Lineups 94
Addendum C - Study Group on Eyewitness Evidence 103
Addendum D - Illinois v. Coleman 120
Addendum E - Miranda Update 141
Addendum F - Confessions and the Constitution 150
Addendum G - Exploiting Verbal Markers of Deception Across Ethnic Lines 162
Addendum H - The Cognitive Interview 173
Addendum I - The Truth About Lying: What Investigators Need to Know 180
Addendum J - Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices 190