Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques believably answers the question, How do you know when someone is lying? It also provides a guide for interviewing probable suspects and interrogating likely perpetrators on techniques and tradecraft. This book covers topics about searching for truth and revealing lies. It presents forensic assessments based on psychophysiology, and assessments on the basis of non-verbal behavior. The book also covers interview and interrogation preparation, as well as question formulation. It discusses the Morgan Interview Theme Technique or MITT, and the Forensic Assessment Interview or FAINT. The book addresses techniques for interviewing children and the mentally challenged, and offers information about pre-employment interviews. It also explains how to understand aggressive behavior and how to deal with angry people. The book concludes by presenting future methods for searching for the truth. Law enforcement and security professionals, as well as prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and civil litigators will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface About the Authors Acknowledgments 1. The Search for Truth 2. Truth and Lies 3. Psychophysiological Basis of the Forensic Assessment 4. Preparation for the Interview/Interrogation 5. Morgan Interview Theme Technique (MITT) 6. Forensic Statement Analysis 7. Question Formulation: Irrelevant, Relevant, and Comparison Questions 8. Projective Analysis of Unwitting Verbal Cues 9. Nonverbal Behavioral Assessment 10. Traditional Scoring of the FAINT Interview 11. The Validation of the Forensic Assessment Interview (FAINT) 12. Interviewing Children and the Mentally Challenged 13. Report Writing 14. Torture and False Confessions: The Ethics of a Post-9/11 World 15. Pre-employment Interviewing 16. Passenger Screening with Verbal and Nonverbal Cues 17. Legal Considerations 18. The Integrated Interrogation Technique 19. Statements, Recordings, and Videos 20. Understanding Aggressive Behavior and Dealing with Angry People 21. The Instrumental Detection of Deception: Polygraph 22. The Search for Truth: Future Instrumentation Index


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