“Investigative Interviewing: Adopting a Forensic Mindset” promotes eliminating the term “interrogation” and the confession-obtaining mindset it creates. In its place, the term “investigative interview” is used, promoting a forensic mindset to achieve desired interview objectives. What transpires during the interview must stand up to the scrutiny of the courts and public opinion. In this regard, due process, documenting the procedure and practicing proven, effective techniques is paramount to getting to the truth – the ultimate goal of any investigation.
In this book, you will learn about false confessions, the desired qualities of an investigative interviewer and strategies to break down barriers and gain trust with reluctant, uncooperative and hostile interviewees. Additionally, you will learn about proper report writing in detail and receive training on best practice interview steps and strategies to lead the interviewee to the truth that will stand up to the scrutiny of the courts and public opinion.
Paperback, 288 pages