Current Investigator Tip
Investigators' Demeanor During Interviews and Interrogations
Aug 10, 2022
This article explores how an investigator's own bearing and emotional self-control promote mutuality of respect with even the toughest of subjects and enhance the productivity of every questioning session.
The Importance of Pursuing Communication With Others When Mentioned During an Interview
Mar 01, 1999
Frequently, when an investigator asks a subject to recount the events of a particular date, the subject will include a telephone call, personal conversation or letter received. These communications can be gold...
EVALUATING HAND BEHAVIOR DURING AN INTERVIEW
Feb 01, 1999
Nonverbal communication often provides information about the sincerity or truthfulness of a person's verbal statement. In this context, hand activity is important for an investigator to evaluate during a subject's response to...
Importance of Privacy During an Interview
Jan 01, 1999
We have all had the experience where a person tells us something in private that he never would have told us in a public setting. It is well accepted that it is...
Distinguishing Between Admissions and Confessions
Dec 01, 1998
An admission represents a statement that tends toward proving guilt. On the other hand, a confession is a fully corroborated statement during which the suspect accepts personal responsibility for committing a crime...