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Posted: 10/19/05

FST 212 Interview and Interrogation Techniques

 

Course Description

Examines the practical aspects of interviewing and interrogation in both the public and private sector. Topics include: Distinguishing between interviewing and interrogation, interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects, human behavior, preparation, interview environment, behavior symptoms, structured questioning techniques, statement analysis, interrogation strategy, methods of recording, legal requirements, documentation, and hypnosis.     


 

Competency Areas

Hours

The interview and interrogation process

Class

30

Process of inquiry and persuasion

D. Lab

60

Recognizing deception

P. Lab/O.B.I.

0

Self Assessment

Credit

5

Interview skills

 

 

 

Prerequisite:

None

Corequisite:

None

 

Course Guide

 

Competency

After completing this section, the student will:

Hours

Class

D.Lab

P.Lab/

O.B.I.


The interview and interrogation process

5

10

0

Define

Explain the difference between an interview and interrogation

 

 

 

Impact of the law

Discuss the impact of constitutional law on the interview/interrogation process

 

 

 

Communities

List the sensory channels used in communication

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate through observation the ability to identify methods of communication

 

 

 

Establishing rapport

List the elements of rapport

 

 

 

 

Discuss how to recognize its existence of rapport

 

 

 

Process of inquiry and persuasion

10

10

0

Questions

Discuss the types of questions common to an interview

 

 

 

Control

Discuss the methods used to control the interview

 

 

 

Persuasion

Explain how to use persuasion

 

 

 

Vulnerability

Demonstrate how to recognize vulnerability in a subject

 

 

 

Recognizing deception

5

10

0

Clues

List the verbal and nonverbal clues of deception

 

 

 

Deception skills

Demonstrate during an interview the ability to recognize the signs of deception

 

 

 

Self assessment

10

10

0

Critique

Discuss the importance of self analysis in the interview and interrogation process

 

 

 

Interview Skills

0

30

0

Interview and interrogation skills

Conduct a structured interview/interrogation successfully identifying the modes of communication and signs of deception.

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate the ability to use persuasion and control the interview.

 

 

 

 

Suggested Resources

Rabon, D. (1992) Interviewing and Interrogation. Durham: Carolina Academic Press

Hess, J.E. (1997) Interviewing and Interrogation. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing