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Interviews and Interrogations
Butterworth's Library of Investigation
1st Edition - September 1, 1983
Author: Art Buckwalter
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Interviews and Interrogations presents the fundamental methods, strategies, and techniques in the art and science of investigation. The text delves on the fundamental legal and… Read more
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Interviews and Interrogations presents the fundamental methods, strategies, and techniques in the art and science of investigation. The text delves on the fundamental legal and professional principles in the practice of investigation. The techniques reviewed cover both civil and criminal investigations. The book also considers the different ways to obtain relevant, evidential facts to be presented to the client or before a court of law or other tribunal. Lawyers, private and public investigators, and students of law will find this book as a good source of knowledge that can be applied to their search for the truth.
PrefaceIntroduction1. How to Excel in the Fine Art of Interviewing Interviews Interviewing versus Interrogation All Interviews Are Unique The Pattern of the Interview Pre-interview Perspectives Personal Preparation for the Interview Qualifications of the Interviewer Fourteen Guidelines for Successful Interviewing2. The Art of Communication Effective Communication Calls for Conversational Ability Avoid the Negatives that Destroy Effective Conversation Understand the Unspoken Language of the Interviewee The Art of Asking Questions The Art of Listening Alternating Speech and Pause in Communication3. How to Take Notes and Use Interpreters Guidelines for Taking Notes How to Use Interpreters4. How to Conduct the Interview Eight Steps of the Investigative Interview Five Goals of the Investigative Interview How to Control the Interview5. Interview Problems and Evaluations How to Recognize and Deal with Withheld Information How to Deal with Information That is Too General Criteria for Evaluating Interview Information6. Guidelines for Taking Written Statements Why Written Statements? Reducing Oral Statements to Writing How to Take Written Statements The Format of the Statement The Importance of the Subject's Signature Having More than One Investigator Present Twelve Technical Procedures for Taking Written Statements Preservation and Custody of Original Statements Supplemental Statements Statements, Admissions, and Confessions Summary of the Principles and Procedures for Writing a Statement7. How to Take Written Admissions and Confessions Taking Written Admissions and Confessions Confession Statements Some Key Questions on the Admissibility of Confessions8. Electronically Recorded Statements Advantages and Problems of Electronic Recordings Principles and Procedures for Tape-Recorded Statements Recording Interrogations and Confessions9. The Problems of Interrogation The Difference between Interviewing and Interrogating The Problem of Concealed Information To Interrogate is to Examine Closely The Qualities of the Interrogator Guidelines for Interrogators Preparing for the Interrogation Differences between Interviews and Interrogations10. How to Interrogate Suspects and Reluctant Witnesses Interrogators Encounter Many Types of Suspects The Interrogation Approach Yost-Miranda Interrogations Interrogation Techniques for Securing Confessions The Advantage of an Early Acknowledgment of Guilt Interrogating Unwilling Witnesses A Private-Investigation Approach to InterrogationAppendix: Sample Introductory and Closing Paragraphs for Written and Recorded Statements, Admissions, and ConfessionsBibliographyIndex