Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition / Edition 2

Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition / Edition 2

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by David E. Zulawski
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0849301017

ISBN-13: 9780849301018

Pub. Date: 09/14/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849301018
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/14/2001
Series:
Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
155,696
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction/Overview of the Process
Preparation and Strategy
Legal Aspects
*Memory and False Confessions
Interpretation of Verbal and Physical Behavior
Causes of Denials
Interviewing
*Why People Confess
Establishing Credibility/The Accusation
Reducing Resistance-Rationalizations
Denials
Obtaining the Admission
Development of the Admission
The Statement
Ending the Interview
*Frequently Asked Questions
*Telephone Interviewing
*Specialized Interviews
About the Authors
Index

*Indicates new chapter

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Ohio_Reviewer More than 1 year ago
This book was a text for a class I took toward a second bachelor's degree in forensic accounting. I've been a prosecutor for almost 20 years, and have spent the last 15 focused on investigating and prosecuting white collar and public corruption cases in state court. I thought that a course in interviewing and interrogation techniques would be remedial, but was wrong. This book focuses primarily on techniques for interrogating a suspect or target, which is definitely the more difficult skill to learn. It covers all of the verbal and nonverbal behavior clusters that many have heard about but few have actually studied or mastered. Some of the chapters were better organized than others, and some parts were repetitive. I found that the best way to master the text was to prepare an outline with my own subheadings and brief summary of the major points in each paragraph. Overall, the methods introduced by the authors are truly "practical," and I've already incorporated some of their techniques into planning upcoming interviews. The text has many sample transcripts to illustrate how to handle various situations, such as confrontational suspects.