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Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

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By (author) William L. Fleisher, By (author) Nathan J Gordon

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  • Publisher: Academic Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 181 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 254mm x 19mm | 576g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 0122603818
  • ISBN 13: 9780122603815

Product description

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques presents a practical, straightforward method for interviewing witnesses and victims, interrogating suspects, and accurately identifying them as truthful or untruthful. Instead of relying on intuition or a gut feeling, interviewers will learn how to utilize four types of questions and apply accurate assessments of nonverbal behavior and verbal clues. They will also learn how to quantify their observations and numerically assess the truthfulness of each suspect, to minimize subjectivity. Readers will also learn how to use the authors' Integrated Interrogation Technique, a 10-point, highly successful approach to obtaining court upheld confessions. The advantages and disadvantages of recording an interview or interrogation are discussed in detail, as well as some of the current legal aspects of these processes. Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques includes numerous illustrations and pictures to enhance the reader's understanding as well as model worksheets and forms including: Consent Forms, Forensic Assessment Interview Technique Form, Numerical Evaluation Form, Sample Confession, and a Pre-employment Security Booklet. Investigators will turn to this book again and again to help find the truth in each person they interview.

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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. 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.

Review quote

"...provides clear examples of effective methods in interrogating perpetrators and witnesses...What is most appealing is the direct and specific behaviors that the authors demonstrate in detecting lying... -CRIME AND JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL Even if prisoners are excluded from the protection of the Geneva Convention, as at Guantanamo Bay, there are internationally agreed rules concerning acceptable interrogation. Go to Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques by William Fleisher and Nathan Gordon to learn the basic psychology behind legal interrogation methods; it is a matter, we learn, not only asking the right questions but of developing an eye for body language and verbal clues that will enable a questioner to tell when a detainee is lying. - London Times

Table of contents

1) The Search for Truth; 2) Truth and Lies; 3) Psycho-Physiological Basis of the Forensic Assessment; 4) Preparation for the Interview/Interrogation; 5) Mitt and Scan; 6) Question Formulation; 7) Projective Analysis of Unwitting Verbal Cues; 8) Nonverbal Behavioral Assessment; 9) Behavioral Assessment - Conclusion; 10) Pre-Employment Interviewing; 11) Legal Considerations; 12) Statements, Recordings and Videos; 13) The Integrated Interrogation Technique; APPENDIX A: Forensic Assessment Interview; APPENDIX B: Pre-Employment Booklet