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Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique

Rather than ask the suspect why he committed the crime, tell him you believe you know why he did it — and offer your theme that psychologically (not legally) justifies, rationalizes, or minimizes the conduct - Full Story

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How cops can use the 1-2-3 Approach to secure a confession Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

How cops can use the 1-2-3 Approach to secure a confession

Asking a series of three hypothetical questions many times will result in obtaining the initial admissions of guilt to the commission of a crime - Full Story

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2 more great interrogation techniques: The John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

2 more great interrogation techniques: The "lying child" and the "logical approach"

People do not like to be pushed — they like to be involved in the process, and by their involvement, we can lead them to a confession - Full Story

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How this one interview technique can beat lying suspects

How this one interview technique can beat lying suspects

Subjects seeking to be deceptive overwhelmingly prefer closed-ended questions that let them get by with abbreviated statements whereas truthful individuals will mine their memories for the truth - Full Story

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How to get more suspect confessions by being a ‘car salesman’ John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

How to get more suspect confessions by being a ‘car salesman’

A physical trigger can be all it takes to convince a suspect to tell us their story - Full Story

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Why you should care about NY court's ruling on police deception Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Why you should care about NY court's ruling on police deception

If courts across the land can’t agree, how is the average cop supposed to know what’s okay? - Full Story

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Case law on police deception Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Case law on police deception

In some ways, the law is unclear on what police deception is legal (or not). However, despite the co... - Full Story

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NY court: Some police interrogation lies considered coercion

Police can lie when interrogating suspects, but when the lies become "patently coercive," any confession cannot be used as evidence - Full Story

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An interrogator's mindset: Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

An interrogator's mindset: "It's not personal. It's business."

As John Reid told me, “A good interrogator is a good actor” — you have to convince the suspect that you’re on his side - Full Story

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4 creative 'tricks' to keep you safe on patrol Marty Katz - Past the Uniform

4 creative 'tricks' to keep you safe on patrol

There are so many tricks of the trade to defuse street encounters and advance investigations — what are yours? - Full Story



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