Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition

David E. Zulawski, Douglas E. Wicklander, Shane G. Sturman, L. Wayne Hoover

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September 14, 2001 by CRC Press
Reference - 552 Pages - 40 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420058475 - CAT# E0648
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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  • Presents the development of behavioral models (body language) of truthful and untruthful suspects
  • Includes the development of a methodology to solicit confessions consistently from guilty suspects
  • Provides an application of behavioral clues to the interrogation process to give direction to the interrogator
  • Discusses the causes of denial
  • Presents interviews with criminals to understand how they perceive the world and view the police function
  • Includes over 50 photographs depicting body language clues
  • Summary

    What makes a person confess to a crime he did not commit? Was he coerced? Is he trying to protect someone else? Interrogation has come under attack as opponents focus on false confessions. However, most cases are still resolved by confession, not forensic evidence. Among the new topics covered in the Second Edition of this bestselling book, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation focuses on why false confessions exist and how to avoid them.

    Written by two experts who have conducted over 15,000 interviews and interrogations from theft to homicide, this book expands on the valuable topics in the previous edition to include discussions of:

    Telephone interviewing
    False Confessions
    Field Interviewing
    Sexual Harassment Interviewing
    Confronting the Alleged Harrasser
    Pre-employment Interviewing
    New Legal Aspects
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Covering the entire sequence of events that occur during the interview and interrogation process, this book provides a realistic building block approach that allows you to move from a preliminary accusation to an ultimate confession by applying practical rules to the process. It gives you the flexibility to select a number of different paths to proceed in an interrogation of a suspect. Useful in both the law enforcement and private sectors, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition allows you to deal effectively with the complex problems of interviewing and interrogating victims, witnesses, suspects, and even potential employees.


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