Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Hardcover | August 25, 2010

byWilliam L. Fleisher, Nathan J. GordonEditorWilliam L. Fleisher

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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. " The only book to address FAINT, IIT, and MITT in one source" Enables the interviewer to obtain a confession that can stand up in court" Includes an online workbook with practical exercises to assist the reader

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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 for...

William L. Fleisher is Director of the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training. He was the Assistant Special Agent In Charge of the Philadelphia Office of the U. S. Customs Service. Mr. Fleisher is a former special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and/officer with the Philadelphia Police Department. He has over 33 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 25, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123819865

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Table of Contents

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. The Instrumental Detection of Deception: Polygraph

21. The Search for Truth: Future Instrumentation

Appendix A Forensic Assessment Interview

Appendix B Weighted FAINT Form

Appendix C Pre-Employment Booklet

Appendix D Questionnaire

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the third edition: "This is a remarkably well-written book on effective interviewing of individuals and interrogation of suspects. Its description and explanation in the use of the Forensic Assessment Interview (FAINT), Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN), and the Morgan Interview Theme Technique (MITT), which can be used individually or in combination to achieve maximum results, is comprehensive and exceptional...This book should be required reading and on the bookshelf of everyone involved in the interview of individuals and interrogation of suspects, both in the public and private sectors. I highly recommend this book without reservations." --James Allan Matte, President of Matte Polygraph Service, Inc., member of adjunct Faculty of the Backster School of Lie Detection, American Polygraph Association, Honorary Member of the Pennsylvania Polygraph Examiners Association, Society for Psychophysiological Research, Association for Psychological Science, American Society for Testing and Materials and Honorary President of the British Polygraph Association. Praise for the second edition: "The authors have described a very generalizable and useful interviewing technique that is easy to learn, simple to use, and can significantly improve the ability to discern truth from deception in a manner that is both interesting and engaging." --J Police Crim Psych (2008) 23:45-47