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Interrogation

New Illinois Law Prohibits Use of Deception in Interrogation of Minors

Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, NPR reports.

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Little Law Enforcement Lies

What we tell crooks and citizens is not always wholly truthful, but sometimes it's what they need to hear.

California Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect Who Tried to Take Deputy's Gun

A deputy with the Tehama County (CA) Sheriff's Department fatally shot a suspect in an interview room after the man attempted to get another deputy's gun.

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.

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.

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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.

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