CJA 213 - Interviewing and Interrogation
This course will examine the dynamics of psychological persuasion existing as a product of criminal interrogations. The processes and techniques used will be the focus during the course with specific attention to the practical and legal limitations of achieving the goals of interviewing.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Understand the dynamics of psychological persuasion.
2. Be acquainted with the legal distinctions of "custody" and "arrest" relative to interviewing and interrogation.
3. Recognize the difference between interviewing and interrogation relative to the investigative process.
4. Recognize environmental considerations that promote successful interviewing/interrogation.
5. Be familiar with psychological dynamics associated with interviews/interrogations.
6. Recognize verbal and non-verbal behavior associated with truthful/deceptive responses.
7. Be acquainted with processes that ensure thorough interviewing.
8. Be aware of preliminary preparations that will facilitate successful interviews.
9. Understand the legal requirements and limitations relative to criminal interrogations.
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