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NCJ Number: 171307 Find in a Library
Title: Interviewing and Interrogation for Law Enforcement
Author(s): J E Hess
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 119
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-348-6
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book describes proven procedures and techniques for police interviewing, interrogation, and the detection of deception.
Abstract: Three chapters on interviewing address the structure of an interview, which focuses on the steps in an interview from preparation to completion; demeanor, which pertains to how the interviewer's actions contribute to success; and the essentials of an interview, i.e., listening, note-taking, and advising interviewees of their legal rights. Three chapters discuss the detection of deception. A chapter on verbal clues advises that listening to a person's story about an event or a series of events provides the key to detecting deception from verbal clues. It advises to listen to what is said and how it is said -- also, to listen for what is not said. It states: "If the suspect lies about even one part of the story, that makes the suspect a liar. " Another chapter on the detection of deception focuses on nonverbal clues; it describes a simple method for reading body language for deception. The third chapter on the detection of deception profiles a technique of statement analysis, which involves attention to how language usage can reveal lies. Three chapters on interrogation discuss the structure of an interrogation, which involves a systematic approach to the basic phases of interrogation; the identification of the keys to success, which are persuasion, setting, flexibility, and props; and a concluding case study that is used to analyze an interrogation according to the principles and techniques presented in the book. Suggested readings accompany each chapter. Subject index
Main Term(s): Police interviewing training
Index Term(s): Interrogation procedures; Interrogation training; Interview and interrogation; Suspect interrogation
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