Techniques of Interviews and Interrogations
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Interviewers aim to make the interviewee comfortable so they are able to recount, with as much detail as possible, any and all crime-related information. Interviewees should be able to trust and have good faith in the interviewer, the lack of which could increase their resistance and unwillingness to communicate. Through interviews, the interviewer tries to ascertain who could be a potential suspect to a crime. These potential suspects may go on to be interrogated. The criminal justice system cannot use instances where the suspect evokes their Miranda rights to incriminate. If a suspect asks for their lawyer to be present during an interrogation, the interrogation must stop. The conversational nature of intervening allows the interventionist to appeal and engage with a suspect on a more human-to-human level. Compared with the Reid technique, the PEACE method is a less accusatory and less confrontational interview and interrogation technique used extensively in England, New Zealand, and Denmark.