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Essentials of the Reid Technique, Second Edition
Criminal Interrogation and Confessions

Author(s): Fred E. Inbau
John E. Reid
Joseph P. Buckley
Brian C. Jayne
  • ISBN-13: 9781449691103
  • Paperback    216 pages      © 2015
Price: $110.95 US List
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An Updated Second Edition of the Best-selling Resource on the Reid Technique® of Interviewing and Interrogation

Practiced worldwide, the Reid Technique® is the leading approach to interview and interrogation practices. Since 1962, hundreds of thousands of investigators have received training in the Reid Technique through Criminal Interrogation and Confessions. The updated, abridged version of this best-seller is now available in a new edition from John E. Reid and Associates, Inc.
The updated second edition of the best-selling Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions teaches readers how to identify and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors of both deceptive and truthful people, and how to move toward obtaining solid confessions from guilty persons using the Reid Technique. The Reid Technique is built around basic psychological principles and presents interrogation as an easily understood nine-step process. Separated into two parts, What You Need to Know About Interrogation and Employing the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation, this book will help readers understand the effective and proper way that a suspect should be interrogated and the safeguards that should be in place to ensure the integrity of the confession.

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Features & Benefits

  • An abridged version covering the state-of-the-art technique of interviewing and interrogation
  • Teaches proper and effective ways to interrogate and safeguards against false confessions
  • New chapter discusses legal issues concerned with interrogation and confessions
  • Contains new photos throughout
  • Includes real-world scenarios and examples
  • Contains fascinating insights into how people behave when they are trying to lie
  • End of chapter exercises are included to aid in learning
  • Instructor resources include a Test Bank

Applicable Courses

Designed for students taking an interviewing course, law enforcement  and government investigators, corporate security officers, attorneys, and loss prevention professionals.

Part 1  What You Need to Know About Interrogation
Chapter 1  Distinctions Between Interviews and Interrogations
Chapter 2  The Importance of Obtaining and Evaluating Factual Information
Chapter 3  Privacy and the Interview Room
Chapter 4  Qualifications, Attitude, and General Conduct of the Investigator
Chapter 5  Preparation and Starting the Interview
Chapter 6  Formulation of Interview Questions
Chapter 7  Behavior Symptom Analysis
Chapter 8  Behavior Symptoms of Truthful and Untruthful Subjects
Part 2  Employing the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation
Chapter 9  Overview and Preparation for the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation
Chapter 10  Step 1: Direct, Positive Confrontation
Chapter 11  Step 2: Theme Development
Chapter 12  Step 3: Handling Denials
Chapter 13  Step 4: Overcoming Objections
Chapter 14  Step 5: Procurement and Retention of the Suspect’s Attention
Chapter 15  Step 6: Handling the Suspect’s Passive Mood
Chapter 16  Step 7: Presenting an Alternative Question
Chapter 17  Step 8: Having the Suspect Relate Details of the Offense
Chapter 18  Step 9: Converting an Oral Confession into a Written Confession
Chapter 19  Interrogation and Confession Legal Issues

Fred E. Inbau

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

Additional Titles by this Author

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781449691103

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