The Reid Nine Steps Of Interrogation Analysis

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Interrogation is the questioning of suspects of a crime. For an interrogation to be successful there are nine steps that the interrogator must follow during questioning. The nine steps where develop by John E. Reid during the great depression in an attempt to understand the correlations between behavior symptoms and deception (Inbau, Reid, Buckley, & Jayne, 2013). This paper analyses The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation in chronological order, and explains the effects and behavioral symptoms associated with the responses of both the deceptive and innocent suspects. It also explains how and why the steps should be taken in an interrogation of two suspects in a fictional scenario of an armed robbery.
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The interrogator should also ask behavior provoking questions to analyze the attitude and emotions of the suspect to determine the deception level. Along with behavior provoking questions, the interrogator should also be asking rhetorical questions. The rhetorical questions will help formulate a scene from the offense in the suspect’s mind. Referring back to the scenario, if suspect number one continues to deny the allegations of his involvement to the crime, the interrogator should try to provoke the suspect’s behavior by asking questions related to the crime. Some of the questions should be; how much money did he take from the store? or what kind of weapon did he used to commit the offense? In the case that the suspect wants to leave the room, unless he is being detained and has been advised of the Miranda rights there is no legal justification to deny him to leave. However, if the suspect decides to stay in the room like in the case of suspect number two, then the interrogator should present evidence found at the crime scene. Evidence to be presented could be the partial license plate recovered in the video surveillance, and any photos that point to the suspect as being guilty. During step five of the interrogation the main purpose is to retain the suspect’s attention focusing on the evidence recovered at the crime

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