Police Interrogation Methods

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. Another very important piece of policing that has also evolved with the times is police interrogation methods. An interrogation is when someone examines a suspect by questioning them formally. The biggest difference in interrogation methods used in the past compared to the more modern method is between the confrontational and non-confrontational methods. Confrontational interrogation, also known as the Reid Technique, is an aggressive way to obtain a confession. It begins by a fact finding interview followed by confrontation, with the police claiming to know the suspect is guilty and sometimes lying about evidence (Brean). After a battery of accusations and stressful psychological techniques inducing fear and other emotions, a suspect will

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