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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJA 213 - Interviewing and Interrogation

3 Credit(s)

An examination of the investigative interview process, particularly as it applies to criminal inquiries and prosecutions. The course provides a comparative overview and critical analysis of the most commonly taught and widely used interviewing and interrogation techniques. Topics include the role of testimonial evidence; ethical and legal requirements and constraints; basic information-gathering strategies and practices; varied approaches for interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects; the nature of psychological persuasion; and the interpretation of verbal and physical behavior.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Compare the purpose, techniques, and legal considerations of the investigative interview to those of the criminal interrogation
2. Identify the environmental factors that promote successful interviewing/interrogation
3. Explain the importance of resources, reports, information, and data gathering in preparation for an interview or interrogation
4. Describe the psychological dynamics associated with interviews and interrogations
5. Identify the legal requirements and limitations that govern the use of the criminal interrogation
6. Critically evaluate the various techniques and methods associated with investigative interviewing and interrogation

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