"Virus of hate" spotlights importance of interrogation themes

Written By: Louis C. Senese
Apr 13, 2020

Amid an uptick in coronavirus-related hate crimes, investigators can use empathy to relate to offenders

It appears that the number of hate crimes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing at an alarming rate.

"People are worried about the coronavirus, which we're watching in this state – there's also a virus of hate, and it's spreading, and it's spreading quickly,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in Albany, New York.

New York Attorney General Letitia James launched a hotline for victims of coronavirus-related bias crimes.

California Governor Gavin Newsom described a "huge increase" in assaults targeting the Asian-American community in his state.

When an individual is identified as an alleged COVID-19 hate crime offender, selecting the proper interrogation theme is critical in soliciting the truth. In Anatomy of Interrogation Themes, I address many hate crimes against persons and property, as well as bullying. However, I would like to offer more specific interrogation themes addressing this topic as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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