Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

7.1 Define an investigative interrogation, discuss the value of confessions as evidence, and detail the methods used to conduct interrogations.
7.2 Discuss the prerequisites for productive interrogations.
7.3 Compare and contrast the Reid Technique of interrogations with the PEACE model.
7.4 Discuss how the use of deception by investigators in interrogations can be problematic and how it can be useful.
7.5 Explain why suspects confess, why some people falsely confess, and what can be done to reduce the frequency of false confessions.
7.6 Discuss the methods used to recognize suspects’ deception.