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Handling Suspects’ Claims of Insanity During Interrogation

Using the mnemonic "INSANITY," PNCLIS (pronounced "Pin-clis") incorporates eight essential elements to assist law enforcement with collecting and documenting information about a suspect's thought processes at and around the time of an offense.

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How To Handle Lawyers and Miranda Warnings

Are warnings necessary during a lawyer's presence?

IPVideo Corporation Selected by San Jose PD to Upgrade Existing Interview Recording Platform

The San Jose (CA) Police Department has implemented IPVideo Corporation's AVfusion solution, which is an easy-to-use network-based audio/video recording system designed for police interview rooms.

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

How to Investigate a Burglary

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

Admonitions and Waivers

Most of your communications with criminal suspects are "unscripted" dialogue. But in certain situations it can be very important that you say the right words, at the right time, to avoid creating problems for yourself, your agency, and your prosecutor.

Reduce Negative Impact of Miranda

Has Miranda v. Arizona adversely affected criminal justice and public safety? Miranda has resulted in the inability to clear a quarter-million homicides, 1 million rapes, 5 million robberies, and 9 million aggravated assaults.

New Philly PD Interrogation Policy Takes Effect Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, the Philadelphia Police Department will implement a sweeping new interview policy that's aimed at protecting the rights of people who are questioned by detectives and eliminating instances of investigators being accused of coercing confessions from suspects.

Calif. Law Requires Juvenile Interrogation Videotaping

A new California law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday requires police agencies to videotape interrogations of juvenile suspects in homicide cases to prevent false confessions.

SCOTUS: Silence Can Be Evidence of Guilt

Crime suspects need to speak up if they want to invoke their legal right to remain silent, the Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling that highlights the limited reach of the famous Miranda decision.