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Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Third Edition

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Third Edition
Author: William L. Fleisher - Nathan J. Gordon
ISBN 13: 9780123819864
ISBN 10: 123819865
Edition: 3
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2010-09-08
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
List Price: $113.00

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Third Edition is a practical manual which provides the forensic practitioner/investigator critical insight into human behavior, enabling one to become a better interviewer, interrogator and, most importantly, an expert detector of truthful and deceptive behavior. The Forensic Assessment Interview Technique (FAINT) and the Integrated Interrogation Technique (IIT) were developed at the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training and are used by forensic practitioners and investigators to detect truthful or deceptive behavior. FAINT is applicable to all forensic type interviews and incorporates the assessment of nonverbal behavior, projective analysis of unwitting verbal cues, statement analysis and the Morgan Interview Thematic Technique (MITT). This volume teaches how to combine, apply and quantify these techniques to reach a numerical conclusion to the truthfulness of the interviewee.

The third edition expands chapters on torture, assessing the interview, statement analysis, MITT, and interrogation. It contains new chapters on passenger screening, and report writing, along with new case studies. Also covered are ways to maximize the collection of information from a prospective employee, and legal considerations.

Gordon and Fleisher have created a one-stop guide to mastering the art of credibility assessment during an interview, with successfully tested techniques for obtaining a confession from guilty suspects. Forensic practitioners, law enforcement, the intelligence community, the private security sector, attorneys, and forensic and criminal justice students will all find this volume a valuable resource.

• The only book to address FAINT, IIT, and MITT in one source
• Enables the interviewer to obtain a confession that can stand up in court
• Includes an online workbook with practical exercises to assist the reader


A handbook for cops and other investigators, this volume offers techniques and strategies for interviewing witnesses, victims, and suspects, and assessing both their verbal and nonverbal cues. A ten- point approach to eliciting confessions (without resorting to rubber hoses and the rack) is prominently featured. Legal issues are highlighted. Model worksheets and other documents are provided. Gordon is a former president of the Pennsylvania Polygraph Association. Fleisher has worked for U.S. Customs, the FBI, and the Philadelphia Police Department. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)