5.4 Interviewing and Questioning
- Pima County Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy
- 5.4 Interviewing and Questioning
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
What are the principles for conducting custodial interviews?
Previous dealings with law enforcement
Whether rights were explained
Existence of a language barrier
Method of interrogation
A valid waiver requires knowing and understanding.
Regarding ways to keep a suspect talking when discussing difficult content.
Anything said can be used against you
Presence of an attorney
Can't afford, attorney will be provided
Resume when attorney present
Admissible in court
May be suspect, victim, or witness
Not a complete and full confession
Includes all elements of a crime
Length of time in custody
Was juvenile properly detained (sight/sound separation)
Was juvenile given chance to talk to adult
Juvenile's understanding of charge
Was juvenile warned
Did juvenile try to repudiate prior statements
Separate all persons to be interviewed
Explore relationships between witnesses, suspects, victims
Interrogation is 1 way
Hand on pistol
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