8. All previous interrogation attempts of a suspect have failed to yield
satisfactory results. You decide to relate the facts of a fictitious crime to the
suspect very similar in nature to the actual crime. Later you ask the suspect to
write the details of the factitious crime. Your aim is to have the suspect:
change facts or
details in his story about the actual crime.
in his story that were not mentioned by you.
leave out facts
in his story that were related to the actual crime.
refuse to write
the story, thereby establishing his guilt.
9. You are preparing to question a suspect through your interpreter.
starting, you instruct your interpreter to:
put into his own words any question or answer he does not understand.
translate the subject's answers as he construes the meaning.
sit to the side and slightly forward so that he can speak with both you
and the subject.
ask questions of the subject whenever a point needs clarification.
10. Two suspects have been apprehended by MPs.
One is placed in a waiting room
next to a stenographer while the other is taken into the interrogation room.
Approximately 1 hour later the stenographer is called into the room and told to
bring a pad and pencil. When she returns, she starts to type what's written on the
pad. She pauses and asks the subject in the waiting room how he spells his last
A few minutes later, the suspect from the waiting room is taken to the
interrogation room vacated by the first subject where the investigator asks, "Well,
what do you want to say?" What technique was being used by the interrogator?
Playing one suspect against the other.
Uselessness of denying guilt.
11. An interview is correctly defined as:
an attempt to obtain information from someone who has it.
the questioning technique used when a person is believed to be withholding
the initial questioning of a victim, witness, or complainant.
the questioning of a person who is ready, willing, and able to give you
information pertaining to the offense under investigation.