Oct 03, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

CRMJ 1381 - Interview / Interrogation Techniques

Credit hours: 3

Course Description:
A study of the techniques utilized in interviewing victims, witnesses, and subjects of interrogations. Topics include preparation and strategy, legal aspects, interpretation of verbal and physical behavior, causes of denial, interviewing, establishing credibility, reducing resistance, obtaining the admission, and the use of video equipment.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Provide the student with an insight on the correct steps to conduct a successful interview and the correct procedures in conducting an interrogation to include obtaining the Admission and Confession.
  2. Be able to prepare for and know what strategies to use in conducting an interview or interrogation.
  3. Be able to interpret verbal and physical behavior.
  4. Know how to establish credibility, develop rapport and reduce resistance.
  5. Know how to recognize an admission of guilt, develop a confession and transform it into written form.