Instructional Objectives for this activity:
Describe investigative techniques for the identification of a perpetrator as an important process in preparation for an interrogation.
Recall the characteristics, objectives, and processes of purposeful interviewing described in Chapter 3 of Smart Talk. Refer to the textbook as you complete the assignment.Scenario: While working as a police officer, you respond to a robbery in progress involving two armed suspects at a liquor store. Upon arrival, you and your partner interview three witnesses to the crime. While conducting your investigation, another unit informs you they have a possible suspect detained several blocks from the incident.
Write a 1-2 page paper (300 words) detailing the steps you would take to identify the suspects in this case. Include in your paper the various factors officers should avoid to minimize the chances of a false identification. Also, include the basic interview techniques you would use to interview the witnesses to obtain an accurate statement of the facts.
Gosselin, D.K.(2006). Smart talk: Contemporary interviewing and interrogation (Custom edition). New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.