In a sexual assault investigation the law enforcement investigator’s mental approach should always be neutral without biases. If bias is detected by any of the parties involved then the investigators credibility as a law enforcement officer will be questioned. If the credibility and reliability of the investigation is questionable then a sexual offender may be released back into the community and/or an innocent person can be sent to jail/prison for a crime he/she didn’t commit. In this video Lawrence W. Daly, Chief Sexual Assault Investigative Educator for the One Daly Corporation raises several issues surrounding the concerns of biases in a sexual assault investigation.
Dave Smith interviews Lou Tessmann about the importance of proper interview and interrogation techniques. They discuss the importance of establishing a rapport with the suspect, the ability to read body language, and to prioritize officer safety.
One of America's top interview and interrogation specialists talks to PoliceOneTV's Betsy Smith about non-confrontational interrogation methods. This open-ended technique can often lead to more fruitful interviews for a law enforcement officer and could be a great tool to add to your arsenal.