The Art of Investigative Interviewing


  • Charles L. Yeschke, Private Investigator

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Second Edition, details the techniques that can be used by interviewers in any setting to detect indications of deception and respond to them appropriately. With all-new case studies and a new chapter devoted to interrogative ethics, this revised edition has been entirely updated while maintaining the lively, instructive writing style of the first edition.Drawing elements from psychology, philosophy, and sociology, Charles Yeschke applies the theory of human need to the process of investigative interviewing. This theory is the most important component of the successful interview and is crucial to an investigator's ability to correctly interpret human behavior.
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Law enforcement officers, private investigators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and students in criminal justice and related fields


Book information

  • Published: November 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-049938-3

Table of Contents

Mission StatementIntroduction1. Ethical Standards and Practices2. Human Needs and Deception in the Interview3. Preparing for the Interview4. Evidence5. Public and Private Interviewing6. Rapport and Active Listening7. Authority and Neutrality in the Investigative Interview8. The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy9. Overview of the Interview Process10. Setting, Location, Intensity, and Approach in the Interview11. Questions and Questioning12. Three Case Studies