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Responding to a False Confession Expert in Your Case

Apr 09, 2024

Oftentimes the defense will present a "false confession expert” to testify that the investigator obtained a coerced and/or false confession. We have published a number of articles describing the type of statements...

Helping a Reporter Understand the Reid Technique

Aug 18, 2021

Dear Mr. Ciaramella,

In your recent article entitled, “States Are Finally Starting To Rein in Deceptive Police Interrogation Techniques That Lead to False Confessions” you clearly misrepresent the Reid Technique. You stated...

Reid response to recent article

Jun 28, 2021

Dear Emma Ockerman,

In your recently published article, "How Cops Lie to Kids in Interrogations - and Get Away With It" you make the following statement about the Reid Technique:

The issue...

Professor Alan Hirsch Misrepresents the Reid Technique Again

Jan 11, 2021

In the case, State v. Kincaid, (August 2020) Professor Hirsch testified that the Reid Technique uses two pillars for interrogation - the first being confrontation, the second minimization. “So with (those) they...

Clarifying Misrepresentations About Law Enforcement Interrogation Techniques

Feb 12, 2020

Over the years social psychologists, defenses attorneys and some academicians have offered a number of criticisms of current law enforcement interrogation practices, and, in particular, the Reid Technique. Some of these criticisms...

John E. Reid and Associates has filed a lawsuit against Netflix

Oct 15, 2019

On Monday, October 14, 2019, John E. Reid and Associates filed a lawsuit against Netflix in federal court in Chicago and alleges that Netflix and others defamed Reid in the broadcast of...

The Reid Technique..Here's What's Really Going On

Sep 18, 2019

The Reid Technique is the most widely used and well-known method of questioning subjects in the world because of its efficiency and built in safeguards to protect the innocent and identify...

Professor Alan Hirsch misrepresents the Reid Technique

Sep 16, 2019

It was brought to our attention that in the case Ohio v. Richardson (broadcast on Court TV) that Professor Alan Hirsch testified on behalf of the defense stating that in his opinion...

Don't Be Fooled - They use the core elements of the Reid Technique

Jul 24, 2019

The Reid Technique is the foundation for many training programs on effective interviewing and interrogation techniques. Regardless of what some may claim, an independent audit of their course content will confirm...

Development of the REID TECHNIQUE

Jul 23, 2019

Development of the Reid Technique (updated 20220

The Reid Technique has evolved extensively over the years to become the most current and up to date training program available on investigative interviewing...