Ch 04 - FOUR Interviewing and Interrogation Interview vs....

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Interviewing and Interrogation FOUR
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Interview vs. interrogation Interview : An interview is a conversation between two people (the interviewer and the interviewee) where questions are asked by the interviewer to obtain information from the interviewee. Interrogation: is the same as an interview but with the goal of extracting a confession or obtaining information.
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Interviews Planning important Controlling surroundings important Privacy or semi privacy desirable Establishing rapport important Careful listening Proper documentation Interrogations Planning critical Controlling surroundings critical Absolute privacy essential Establishing rapport important Careful listening Proper documentation SIMILARITIES BETWEEN INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS
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Interviews Purpose is to obtain information Minimal or no pre-interview legal requirements; no rights warning Cooperative relationship between interviewer and subject likely No guilt or guilt uncertain Moderate planning or preparation Private or semiprivate environment desirable Interrogations Purpose to test information already obtained Extensive pre-interrogation legal requirements; rights warning required Adversarial or hostile relationship between interviewer and subject likely Guilt suggested or likely Extensive planning preparation Absolute privacy essential DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS
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PREPARATION FOR INTERVIEWS OR INTERROGATIONS Know as much as possible about the witness Know what crime or crimes were committed Learn as much as possible about the victim Evaluate what is known about the suspect
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PREINTERROGATION CHECKLIST Many investigators find it useful to complete a pre- interrogation checklist to assist them in adequately preparing for their meeting with the suspect. Do You Have These Facts Regarding the Crime? Check Here 1 The legal description of the defense 2 The value and nature of loss 3 Time, date, and place of occurrence 4 Description of crime scene and surrounding area 5 Physical evidence collected 6 Weather conditions at time of offense 7 Specific entry/exit points of perpetrator 8
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course CJUS 4346 taught by Professor Moyle during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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Ch 04 - FOUR Interviewing and Interrogation Interview vs....

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