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Mental Illness and False Confessions: A Wakeup Call to Investigators

Dec 16, 2021

On December 15, 2021 The Crime Report published the following:

Mental Illness and False Confessions: A Wakeup Call to InvestigatorsBy Joseph P. Buckley | December 15, 2021

In the 1967 edition of their...

The High Value Detaniee Group research confirms the core principles of the Reid Technique

Oct 20, 2021

In his article, “Law Enforcement Has Been Interrogating Incorrectly. Science Reveals a Better Way”, (October 19, 2021) he reports that the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (Meissner, Surmon-Bohr, Oleszkiewicz and Alison) criticized...

Correcting a Reporter

Oct 07, 2021

The online publication, syracuse.com, on October 6, 2021 printed a story entitled “Police lies, a botched investigation and a homicide confession: “I’m going to jail for something I didn’t do” in which...

For reporters doing a story that includes a reference to or discussion about the Reid Technique

Sep 06, 2019

Here are a few links to articles or postings from this What�s New page that you may find to be of some interest and value if you will be writing an...

July/August Investigator Tip: A Quick Guide to Best Practices for the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation

Jul 01, 2013

The July/August 2013 Investigator Tip focuses on a discussion of interrogation best practices, including when to conduct an interrogation; room setting guidelines; proper and improper interrogation tactics; use of fictitious evidence; and...

New York Magazine article on a false confession case solved with the help of John E. Reid and Associates

Oct 04, 2010

In an article entitled, "I Did It' Why do people confess to crimes they didn't commit?" the author details the case of Frank Sterling who falsely confessed to the murder of Viola...