(3) Identify the criminal.
(4) Identify accomplices.
(5) Identify additional witnesses.
(6) Secure additional evidence.
(7) Recover the fruits of a crime.
(8) Locate tools of a crime.
(9) Eliminate suspects.
PART C - PRELIMINARY PREPARATIONS.
a. The Interview and Interrogation Room. The provost marshal should provide a
suitable room in which to conduct interviews and interrogations.
However, it is
the investigator's responsibility to ensure that the room is properly prepared
this room, he must ensure that the location chosen and the physical surroundings
are the best available.
In selecting a room or location for interviews or
interrogations, the following considerations should be taken into account:
(1) Privacy is the main psychological factor contributing to a successful
interview or interrogation. It is human nature that people with problems find it
easier to confide in another person alone rather than in the presence of a third
(2) Room furnishings should be plain and comfortable.
objects which would distract the attention of the person being questioned should be
(3) Windows, especially if they are barred, should have curtains.
It is best
if the room is windowless.
(5) Telephones should be removed from the room.
(6) An observation room should adjoin the interview and interrogation room. A
two-way mirror and recording devices (in accordance with AR 381-17) and similar
equipment should be provided. This way others can see and hear what occurs in the
(7) Stenographic services should be readily available.
(8) Any display of firearms, nightsticks, name signs, and wall plaques or
slogans are distracting and inappropriate.