Listening is the most important skill in both interviewing possible witnesses or persons of interest, as well as in interrogating suspects. Every word is important and provides a piece of information. Listen to these two Wisconsin detectives talk about interviewing and interrogating people.
Yes, it's a little cheesy, but it makes points that are crucial to obtaining correct information about a crime!
After watching the interrogation and interview videos, what skills do you think are important?
Who will you need to interview to catch our criminal? What questions will you ask that person or people? How will you gain their trust?
Work with a partner. Decide questions you will ask our "person(s) of interest" and how you will approach them. Practice with your partner. We will then have the opportunity to interview them.
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