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1Joseph CowanAC1903336J11V Report WritingLesson 8, Assignment 8 September 28, 2019 Interview and Interrogation There are three parts of an interview; the introduction, the questioning phase, and the closing phase. Each step is important for completely gathering all of the information necessary tounderstand a crime and convict a criminal. Much of the investigative work involved in policing is attained through victims and suspects. An officer or investigator that can communicate well, gives off the right demeanor, and asks the right questions will find great success in interviewing victims and witnesses to clarify, elaborate, and narrow down so that justice can be served.In the introduction phase the interviewer address the person by their full name, introduces themselves and greets them respectively. At this time, the interviewer should explain the reason for the questioning that is taking place. The interviewer should be nonjudgmental and treat the interviewee not like a suspect. This is when the officer or investigator should outline theinterview process that is about to take place thoroughly. It is important for the interviewee to understand the purpose of the interview is to collect and analyze the data not to accuse them of any wrongdoing. Allow them to ask for clarification if they do not understand a question or object to a line of questioning. It is important to make sure that the witness or victim understandstheir rights under the law including an attorney, consultation, and the right to terminate the questioning.

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