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Criminal Interrogation and Confessions

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ISBN-10: 0683043056

ISBN-13: 9780683043051

Edition: 3rd 1986 (Revised)

Authors: Fred Edward Inbau, Jospeh P. Buckley

List price: $73.00
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Lead author Inbau has died since the 1986 third edition, but his colleagues, all with a Chicago law firm, provide yet another update of the reference first published in 1962, a year before the Miranda decision forced a quick second edition. They continue to explain the Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation, first developed in the 1940s and 1950s, as it is currently used and understood. A new chapter discusses distinguishing between true and false confessions. The information could be helpful to lawyers and judges as well as investigators. c. Book News Inc.
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Publication date: 12/31/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 353
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques
Preliminary Considerations
Distinctions between Interviews and Interrogations
Characteristics of an Interview
Characteristics of an Interrogation
Benefits of Conducting an Interview before an Interrogation
Obtaining and Evaluating Factual Information
Developing the Case Facts
Case Solution Possibilities
Evaluating Possible Motives
Evaluating Characteristics of the Crime
Initial Precautionary Measures for the Protection of the Innocent
Eyewitness Identifications and Motivations for False Accusations
Repressed Memories
Intent Issues
Circumstantial Evidence
Privacy and the Interview Room
Minimize Reminders of Consequences
Suggestions for Setting Up the Interview Room
Qualifications, Attitude, and General Conduct of the Investigator
Interviewer Qualifications
Initial Interview Procedures
Investigator Demeanor during an Interview
Interviewing Approaches for Difficult Suspects
Interrogator Qualifications
Investigator Conduct during an Interrogation
Interviewing Techniques
Preparation and Starting the Interview
Formal versus Informal Interviews
Arranging the Formal Interview
Preparing for the Interview
Establishing Rapport
The Use of an Introductory Statement
Formulating Interview Questions
Asking an Initial Open Question
Asking Direct Questions
Asking Follow-Up Questions
Behavior Symptom Analysis
Underlying Principles of Behavior Analysis
Evaluating the Subject's Attitudes
Evaluation of Verbal Behavior
Evaluation of Paralinguistic Behavior
Evaluation of Nonverbal Behavior
Precautions when Evaluating Behavior Symptoms of Truthful and Untruthful Subjects
Initial Assessment of the Subject
Behaviors Common to Both Truthful and Deceptive Subjects
Factors That May Lead to Misinterpretation of Behavior Symptoms
The Behavior Analysis Interview
Response Models for Behavior-Provoking Questions
Actual Case Presentation
Analyzing the Suspect's Responses
The Use of Specialized Questioning Techniques
The Use of the Baiting Technique
Other Specialized Questioning Techniques
Interrogation Techniques
The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation
General Classification of Offenders
Brief Analysis of the Nine Steps of Interrogation
Preliminary Preparations for Applying the Nine Steps
Direct, Positive Confrontation
Theme Development
Handling Denials
Overcoming Objections
Procurement and Retention of a Suspect's Attention
Handling the Suspect's Passive Mood
Presenting an Alternative Question
Having the Suspect Orally Relate Various Details of the Offense
Converting an Oral Confession into a Written Confession
Recommendations for Interrogators
The Exercise of Patience and Persistence
Interrogation of Witnesses and Other Prospective Informants
Distinguishing between True and False Confessions
Categories of False Confessions
Confession Voluntariness
Confession Trustworthiness
Confession Corroboration
Interrogation Research
Testifying on a Confession
Testimony Preparation
The Court's View of the Witness
The Witness's Behavioral Responses to Questions
Direct Testimony
The Law on Criminal Interrogation and Confessions
Interrogation Law
"Picking Up" a Suspect for Interrogation
Permissible Interrogation Tactics and Techniques
Constitutional Rights and the Responsibilities of the Interrogator
Required Elements for Invocation of Miranda Rights
The Nature, Form, and Requirements of a Waiver of Rights
The Interrogation of Juvenile Suspects
Confession Law
Historical Review of the Tests of Confession Admissibility
Legal Obligations before Conducting an Interrogation
Warnings of Constitutional Rights to Custodial Suspects
Confession Voluntariness
The Behavior Analysis Interview in a Homicide Case