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This text looks at the various strategies and techniques of interviewing and interrogating witnesses, victims and suspects. Topics include: types of interviews, crime scene considerations, deciding to interrogate, The Right To Remain Silent, interrogation techniques, interrogation props, defensive measures, recording the confession, etc. Gilbert takes a unique "offender-based" strategy that focuses on the offender and the witness type in order to create a more successful process. Rather than strictly examining the practicalities, including interrogation setting, demeanor or plan, Gilbert focuses on the "why" of offender confessions and witness communication.
- The text is written from a practitioner's perspective.
- Gilbert includes discussion questions that raise issues and controversies in the field and to assist students in analyzing current practices and the theories.
- The text is replete with hundreds of practical examples drawn from real life.
Chapter Two: Ethical Considerations in Interviews and Interrogations.
Chapter Three: Interviewing the Victim.
Chapter Four: Interviewing the Witness.
Chapter Five: The Right to Remain Silent.
Chapter Six: Preparing for the Interrogation.
Chapter Seven: Interrogation Techniques.
Chapter Eight: Who They Are and Why They Talk.
Chapter Nine: Physical and Verbal Indicators of Truth and Deception.
Chapter Ten: Documeting the Confession.
Chapter Eleven: False Confessions.
Chapter Twelve: Forensic Hypnosis.