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28 Cards in this Set

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Whats Information?
Knowledge which the investigation gathers at the scene from other persons and from documents, hard copy and electronic
Preliminary Investigation (Patrol)
Actions performed immediatly upon receiving the call to proceed to the scene of the crime.
Three People to get information from
Victims, Witnesses, Informants
Parts of good interviewer
Part actor, part psychologist, part car sales man
What must be established in a interview?
Most common barriers in interviews?
1. Inappropriate use of vocabulary
2. Derogatory remarks
Establishing common ground is what part of interviewing?
Breath of interests
1st step in a interview for a crime
Show interests
Assesing the witness
After the interview?
A. Did you build the conversation
B. Corresponding testimony
C. Innacuracies
Techniques of questioning
One question at a time,Simplicity of questions,Avoid leading questions,Saving face, Controlling the interview,Avoid yes and no questions
Problems in questioning
Digression- A. Keep subject on the point.
B. Prevent subject from going into nonessential details.
How to avoid digression
Precise questioning
Ask a question that relates the question back to the original.
Four interview subjects
1. Complaintants
2. General Witnesses
3. Informants, Confidential
4. Victims
Four types of victims
1. Elder abuse
2. Child sexual
3. Child physical abuse
4. Adult sexual assault
How to handle complaintants
Overtly show interest, thank them
Covertly asses there honesty and reliability
Types of general witnesses
Disinterested, drunken, Suspicious type, Deceitful, egotistical
Play to their disinterest, make them feel powerful,
How to handle drunken witnesses
1. Determine level of drunkness
2. Interview
3. In report state subject is HBD (had been drinking) say you smelt on them or around them alcoholic beverages metabolizing it.
4. Say will reinterview.
Whats too drunk for a witness
If so drunk they cant follow a question from beginning to end then cant take testimony.
Reasons for suspicious types
Experienced- dont trust police from past experiences. Must change their mind that your not the same.
Cultural- same as experienced
Steps to handle Deceitful type
1. let them lie for a little
2. Then halt them dramatically
3. Give 1 to 2 examples where they lied
4. Use vague legal terms "false information "purgury"
5. Calm them, give 1 more chance to tell truth self preservation.
Egotistical types
After interview, let attorney know of the witness.
Most valuable + most dangerous source of info
Confidential informant
Informant, who does not wish to be known as your source of info
Must protect C.I. identity if not
They could be injured or killed