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NCJ Number: 200634 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fourth Edition
Author(s): Fred E. Inbau; John E. Reid; Joseph P. Buckley; Brian C. Jayne
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 654
Sponsoring Agency: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
Fredrick, MD 21704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8342-1775-9
Sale Source: Aspen Publishers, Inc.
7201 McKinney Circle
Fredrick, MD 21704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book was developed to provide investigators with updated information describing the interviewing and interrogation process and the underlying explanations for various aspects of the technique. It assists criminal justice professionals in both law enforcement and the courts, in understanding the interrogation process and circumstances that lead to proper admissibility of confessions.
Abstract: A process of interviewing and interrogation, known as the Reid Technique, was initially developed in the 1940's and 1950's and described in the first edition of Criminal Interrogations and Confessions. The Reid Technique has evolved over the years and is the standard in the field. This edition discusses all aspects of this technique with new information in the field of confessions. It presents techniques based on actual criminal cases that have been used successfully by criminal investigators. The text is built around basic psychological principles, examining interrogation as a nine-step process. The text is presented in two sections. Section I offers detailed information on interviewing and interrogation techniques, and Section II discusses the law governing interrogations and certain aspects of the admissibility of confessions as evidence in criminal cases. A new chapter on distinguishing between true and false confessions is intended to assist investigators, prosecutors, and judges in their understanding of the interrogation process and circumstances that lead to proper admissibility of a confession. In addition, a chapter was written that offers guidelines when testifying on a confession. The text includes an appendix on the behavior analysis interview in a homicide case. Index
Main Term(s): Interview and interrogation
Index Term(s): Confessions; Interrogation procedures; Interrogation training; Investigations; Investigative techniques; Police interview/interrogation of juvenile; Police interviewing training; Rules of evidence
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