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Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Fred E. Inbau
John E. Reid
Joseph P. Buckley
Brian C. Jayne
  • ISBN-13: 9780763799366
  • Paperback    472 pages      © 2013
Price: $161.95 US List
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Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fifth Edition presents the Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation and is the standard used in the field. This updated Fifth Edition presents interviewing and interrogation techniques, based on actual criminal cases, which have been used successfully by thousands of criminal investigators. This practical text is built around simple psychological principles and examines interrogation as a nine-step process that is easily understood by the reader.

New and Key Features of the updated Fifth Edition:

  • The text contains updated photographs throughout to illustrate behavior symptoms; the proper room setting and positioning; as well as the placement of electronic recording equipment.
  • Every chapter of the text includes updated information.
  • Chapter 9 (Behavior Symptom Analysis) contains new research that has been conducted on the efficacy of behavior symptom analysis, as well as building for the reader the behavioral model of the truthful individual versus the subject who is withholding or fabricating relevant information.
  • Chapters 7 through 12 discuss in detail how to build the investigative interview, including the proper use of both investigative and behavior provoking questions, as well as guidelines for evaluating the credibility of allegations, and the proper use of follow-up and bait questions.
  • Chapter 15 (Distinguishing between True and False Confessions) has been updated to include new cases throughout and contains two new sections; "The Issue of False Confessions in the Courtroom – The Testimony of Expert Witnesses" and “The Issue of False Confessions in the Courtroom – Court Decisions”.
  • Chapter 17 discusses all of the legal issues related to interrogation and confession law, including Miranda, the meaning of custody, the use of threats and/or promises, the use of deception, and confession voluntariness. The chapter contains updated legal references including 2011 court decisions.

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  Part  1  Preliminary Considerations
    Chapter  1  Distinctions between Interviews and Interrogations
    Chapter  2  Obtaining and Evaluating Factual Information
    Chapter  3  Case Solution Possibilities
    Chapter  4  Initial Precautionary Measures for the Protections of the Innocent
    Chapter  5  Privacy and the Interview Room
    Chapter  6  Qualifications, Attitude, and General Conduct of the Investigator
  Part  2  Interviewing Techniques
    Chapter  7  Preparation and Starting the Interview
    Chapter  8  Formulating Interview Questions
    Chapter  9  Behavior Symptom Analysis
    Chapter  10  Precautions when Evaluating Behavior Symptoms of Truthful and Untruthful Subjects
    Chapter  11  The Behavior Analysis Interview
    Chapter  12  The Use of Specialized Questioning Techniques
  Part  3  Interrogation Techniques
    Chapter  13  The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation
    Chapter  14  Recommendations for Interrogators
    Chapter  15  Distinguishing between True and False Confessions
    Chapter  16  Testifying on a Confession
    Chapter  17  Interrogation Law

Fred E. Inbau

Fred E. Inbau is the Late John Henry Wigmore Professor of Law Emeritus, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

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John E. Reid

John E. Reid is the Late President of John E. Reid and Associates, Chicago, Illinois.

Joseph P. Buckley

Joseph P. Buckley is a forensic interviewer, detection of deception examiner, lecturer, and consultant. He is the President of John E. Reid and Associates in Chicago, Illinois and has been with the firm since 1971. Mr. Buckley is co-author of the books The Investigator Anthology and Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, as well as numerous articles and papers. He is a contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Police Science and the Encyclopedia of Security Management, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Society for Industrial Security, the American Management Association, the Chicago Crime Commission, as well as numerous other professional organizations, and he has lectured extensively to law enforcement, government, and business groups.

Brian C. Jayne

Brian C. Jayne is a forensic interviewer, detection of deception examiner and lecturer. He is the director of research and development for John E. Reid and Associates, where he has been employed since 1978. Mr. Jayne is co-author of The Investigator Anthology, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Electronic Recording of Interrogations, and has published dozens of articles and studies in the field of detection of deception, including three sponsored by the National Security Agency. Mr. Jayne has testified as an expert witness in Military, Federal, and State trials in the areas of detection of deception, behavior symptom analysis, and interrogation.

  • This valuable resource is a “must have” for those who engage in investigative interviews and interrogations...This publication should be on the desk or nearby shelf for every security or law enforcement professional engaged in investigations.

    -Kevin D. Eack, former FBI Special Agent, former Illinois state prosecutor, and former member of the Illinois State Police.
    Security Management magazine, June 2012 issue.

    Read the full review from Security Management magazine.

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