chapter  Chapter 21
10 Pages

Interviews and Interrogations

WithKevin B. Kinnee

In the held of criminal investigations, one of the most important skills that an investigator can develop is the ability to obtain information from a suspect through interrogation. Interrogation can, in fact, be fine-tuned to an art through training and experience. The location of the interview can be as important as the content of the discussion in some cases. The most important feature of an interview location is the absence of distractions. Interview logs are nothing more than logs that are maintained by someone present in an interview session. It is recommended that an interview log be kept whenever a waiver of rights is necessary or any time a suspect is interviewed who is not under arrest at the time of the interview.