Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

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"Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Second Edition", is completely revised and updated building on the previous edition's groundbreaking search for truth in criminal and non-criminal investigations. The second edition contains all the information an investigator needs to know about obtaining answers from a witness, a victim, or a suspect and how to interpret these answers with the utmost accuracy. Highly illustrated, the chapters include several model worksheets and documents as well as complete instructions for using the authors' Integrated Interrogation Technique, a 10-point, highly successful approach to obtaining confessions that can stand up in court. In addition, the second edition contains five new chapters which include coverage of false confessions, interviewing the mentally challenged, and the ethics of interrogation in a post 9/11 world. New material presents an extensive look at the Forensic Assessment Interview (FAINT), providing sample interviews and explaining how to rate levels of truth and deception in these interviews. The book concludes with an insightful look at the future of truth verification. Expanded coverage of Statement Analysis, including actual statements from real cases. New photos to aid in assessing nonverbal behavior. Added section on assessment of written statements.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 187.96 x 246.38 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0123694906
  • 9780123694904
  • 1,226,402

About Nathan J. Gordon

Nathan J. Gordon is Director of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training, where he developed the Forensic Assessment Interview and Integrated Interrogation Technique. He is an expert forensic psycho-physiologist and an internationally recognized expert in the field of Forensic Assessment Interviewing and Interrogation. He has lectured and conducted seminars on these subjects to thousands of law enforcement, intelligence and private security officers throughout the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Mr. Gordon, a recognized innovator in the field of truth verification, has had his work recognized in publications among which is, Forensic Psychophysiology; Use Of The Polygraph, by James Allen Matte. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Polygraph Association, numerous committees for the American Polygraph Association, and is a Director of the Vidocq Society. Mr. Gordon lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children, and grandson. William L. Fleisher is Assistant Director of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training. He was the Assistant Special Agent In Charge of the Philadelphia Office of the U. S. Customs Service. Mr. Fleisher is a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and/officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. He has over thirty-three years of experience in law enforcement. An internationally recognized expert in Behavioral Symptom Analysis, Mr. Fleisher is the author of the U. S. Customs technical manual on Behavioral Analysis. He is a founder and first Commissioner of the Vidocq Society, an organization of forensic experts who assist law enforcement and victim's families in unsolved homicides and is also a member of the American Polygraph Association. Mr. Fleisher lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with his wife and four children.show more

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1 The Search of Truth CHAPTER 2 Truth and Lies CHAPTER 3 Psycho-physiological Basis of the Forensic Assessment CHAPTER 4 Preparation for the Interview/Interrogation CHAPTER 5 Themaic Appreception Testing and Statement Analysis MITT CHAPTER 6 Question Formulation: Irrelevant, Relevant, Comparison Questions CHAPTER 7 Projective Analysis of Unwitting Verbal Clues CHAPTER 8 - Nonverbal Behavioral Assessment CHAPTER 9 - Traditional Scoring of the FAINT Interview CHAPTER 10 - The Validation of the Forensic Assessment Interview (FAINT) CHAPTER 11 - Interviewing Children and the Mentally Challenged CHAPTER 12 - Torture and False Confessions; The Ethics of a Post 9/11 World CHAPTER 13 - Pre-Employment Interviewing CHAPTER 14 - Legal Considerations CHAPTER 15 - Recordings, Videos and Statements CHAPTER 16 - The Integrated Interrogation Technique CHAPTER 17 - The Search for Truth: Future Instrumentation Appendix A Appendix B Appendix Cshow more

Review quote

"The authors have described a very generalizable and useful interviewing technique that is easy to learn, simple to use, and can significantly improve the ability to discern truth from deception in a manner that is both interesting and engaging." --J Police Crim Psych (2008) 23:45-47show more