Obtaining a confession may be one of the possible successful conclusions of an interview, it goes far beyond hearing somebody say, “I did it.”
Behavior is an important part of communication but should not be solely used to classify the subject as innocent or guilty.
There are numerous parts of an investigation or an interview that are consistently under review for policy or legislative changes.
As any investigator, evaluate the information and where it comes from, then check it before you pass it along.
Showing empathy to a subject during an interview can sometimes be a difficult and confusing task for the interviewer.
That next time you pick up the phone after an interview, set a new standard and redefine what it means to be “successful.”
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The dumb criminal is likely to be one who becomes careless because of past successes, much like the liar who lies when it is unnecessary.
The timeline interview is useful in situations where there are multiple individuals, locations, or conversations that must be investigated.
The investigator uses stories to build a connection with the subject, showing understanding, sharing empathy, and building rapport.