Every profession has specific philosophies and approaches to effective communication; "Smart Talk: Contemporary Interviewing and Interrogation", First Edition, was designed to pinpoint those most useful to the criminal justice profession. "Smart Talk" covers both interviewing and interrogation techniques - along with their legal considerations - in a single volume. Exploring multiple approaches to interviewing, it clearly identifies communication techniques that improve the quality and quantity of information gathered from victims, witnesses, and perpetrators. Landmark cases and field accounts bring a real world application to the book and reinforce how strong communication skills lead to more successful case investigations. Provides essential interviewing and interrogation techniques. Provides the theory, philosophy and background for each approach so readers understand what the approach is and when to use it. Addresses techniques for interviewing special populations such as children, elders, and persons with disabilities and mental illness. Law enforcement professionals.