Psychological Techniques for Interrogations Discussed by ‘Making A Murderer’ Attorney

Excerpt from ‘Making a Murderer’ attorney talks law enforcement’s psychological techniques for interrogations by Alex Hulvalchick: [email protected] February 22, 2017 On Wednesday, the Ohio State chapter of the Ohio Innocence Project hosted Steven Drizin, the post-conviction attorney for Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of the Netflix series “Making A Murderer.” Drizin spoke about types of psychological techniques […]

Child Witnesses: The Right Approach

Child Witnesses: The Right Approach When a child is not the victim, but a witness, access can be complicated. Conflicting priorities place people who would normally be on the same side at odds with each other. How can law enforcement agencies navigate this complex situation to get the information they need while also protecting the […]

Videoing Child Interviews Safeguards Your Case

Videoing Child Interviews Safeguards Your Case A prosecutor’s office in Macomb County, Michigan was recently challenged for not videoing child victim interviews– by the defendant. How can this be? Well, as it turns out, the defendant’s lawyers honed in on a critical point: Macomb County’s policy of conducting non-recorded interviews was out of step with […]

Mobile Recording: Evidence of Every Interview

Mobile Recording: Evidence of Every Interview Interview rooms are routinely equipped with cameras, but there are unique interview situations that provide specific challenges. For example, interviewing a child is not like interviewing an adult. A child interview room is often provided with toys, art supplies, and multiple seating venues, which can present a real challenge […]

Sleep Cycles between Interviews Build Trust

A good day’s work and then a good night’s sleep. It sounds simple, but the sometimes we find that we intuitively know an answer to improving a complicated process before we ever put it to practice. Of course then we need to put it to practice. This is exactly what one law enforcement agency has […]

Persuasion does Not Equal Coercion

In the hit TV series, The Office, Lackawanna County part-time Volunteer Sheriff’s Deputy Dwight Schrute’s aggressive approach to getting the information he needs to know is makes a lot of us laugh. We know that he sometimes isn’t all “there,” but how many of us recognize that in some ways we believe that our own […]

Save Time in Your Department by Outsourcing Indexing…to Your Technology!

With the boom of technology and the rapid pace of change that it has brought about, it’s not surprising that careers in indexing and transcription have changed substantially. What is surprising, however, is the number of companies and businesses that continue to outsource some of these services when the technology to do so lies within […]

How iRecord helps You Maximize your Interview Space

Are you getting the most out of your interviews?  There are a variety of reasons as to why recording an interview will improve your process. Increased Transparency Observation of nonverbal behaviors Accountability of Interviewers Provides Support for Hiring Decisions Complements Lie Detector Tests Ensure Integrity within the Interview Process With the scrutiny the government and […]

How to Improve the Reliability of Your Interviews

Do you hit the bull’s-eye with your investigations and enforcement?  Old systems, even as “old” as ten years, are no longer reliable as they once were thought to be. With today’s advances in technology and improved reliability, you can increase the accuracy, dependability, and timeliness of interviewing. With an updated system like iRecord’s, the technology […]

Should More Investigators Use Hypnosis to Get at the Truth?

While discussion on the value of hypnosis hasn’t been a hot topic per se among investigators in the last few months, at least one researcher has looked into the potential for hypnosis to help uncover the truth when it comes to conducting interrogations. Learn what Edward F. Deshere posits in a CIA publication entitled Hypnosis […]