Over the years social psychologists, defense attorneys and some academicians have offered a number of criticisms of interrogation techniques in general, and in particular,The Reid Technique. We have prepared a document that addresses these criticisms, entitled, Clarifying Misrepresentations About Law Enforcement Interrogation Techniques.
The Core Values of the Reid Technique – The core values of the Reid Technique include the following:
- Always treat the subject with dignity and respect
- Always conduct interviews and interrogations in accordance with the guidelines established by the courts
- Do not make any promises of leniency or threats of harm or inevitable consequences
- Do not conduct interrogations for an excessively lengthy period of time
- Do not deny the subject any of their rights
- Do not deny the subject the opportunity to satisfy their physical needs
- Exercise special cautions when questioning juveniles or individuals with mental or psychological impairments
Here are a number of helpful documents:
Visit our YouTube channel - The Reid Technique Tips- where we have posted a number of short video presentations which address such topics as:
- Description of the Reid Technique
- The Core Principles of the Reid Technique
- Best Practices
- How the Courts View the Reid Technique
- What is the Non-Confrontational Approach?
- There is no behavior unique to lying
- Questioning Juvenile Offenders
- Projection and Rationalization
- Guilt presumptive Approach, Privacy and the Purpose of an Interrogation
- Minimization and Contamination
- Is it permissible to lie to a suspect about evidence?
- What Questions should be asked to determine the Voluntariness and Validity of a Subject’s Confession
- Research Confirming the Reid Technique Process
- Reid is the Benchmark for Proper Procedure
- Investigator Tips
- Cognitive Interviewing
- The Reid P.E.A.C.E. Method of Investigative Interviews
- And others.