Interviewing and Interrogation

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Gather data or information from the interviewee
 Determine specifically, if the interviewee is truthful and if not, identify the form of the deception.
 Transition the interviewee from unwilling to willing.
 Toward this end, the interviewer must have the ability to QUESTION. A question is an activating event. If the
questioning strategy employed is not productive, then the interviewer must have the ability to use additional
approaches until the strategy most appropriate to the interviewee is found.
 Once the interviewee begins to talk, the interviewer must be able to DETECT DECEPTION. The form of the
deception and the specific elements of deception have to be identified. The interviewer must have more than a
“feeling” that the interviewee is not truthful. This knowledge will lead the interviewer to the last necessary skill.
 If deception is detected, the interviewer must have the ability to GAIN COMPLIANCE. The interviewer must then be
able to change the goal of the interviewee from deceptive to truthful, from unwilling to willing.
 In summary, the process is this:
 Can the interviewer cause the interviewee to respond?
 Once the interviewee begins to respond, can the interviewer determine if he is telling the truth?
If the interviewee is deceptive or noncompliant, does the interviewer have the ability to gain compliance?

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