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Is It Worth the Risk?

Approximately 29 percent of DNA exonerations across the United States since 1989 involved false confessions to the crime. The actual rate of false confessions will probably never be known for sure since ground truth is elusive in non-experimental settings. One thing is clear—false confessions are real.
Confrontation Equals Conflict
A combination of   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Taking Notes

Interview and Interrogation Training: Taking Notes

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of taking notes during an interview or interrogation.

Obviously, recording what happens during an interview or interrogation is extremely important to make sure you can substantiate what was said and   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of withholding key evidence during an interview or interrogation.

The term “withholding” really means keeping the information within the investigative resources, meaning you (and maybe your witness) is aware of   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Rationalizing in the Third Person

Interview and Interrogation Training: Rationalizing in the Third Person

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing the importance of rationalizing in the third person.

The term “third person” really means the avoidance of the word “you” and instead using words like “he,” “she,” “they,” or “that.” When we   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Using the Participatory Approach

Interview and Interrogation Training: Using the Participatory Approach

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing how to use the participatory approach during the interview.

The participatory approach is specifically used when there’s circumstantial evidence or that there’s a possibility that your subject might have an excuse, an   Read More


Interview and Interrogation Training: Identifying the Appropriate Rationalization

Interview and Interrogation Training: Identifying the Appropriate Rationalization

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing identifying the appropriate rationalization during the interview.

When we rationalize with a subject, what we do is allow the subject to save face. We show understanding by realizing that sometimes good people   Read More