REQUIREMENT. The following questions are multiple choice. There are four choices
to each. You are to select the one that is correct and CIRCLE the letter beside
the correct choice directly on these pages. This is a self-graded lesson. DO NOT
look up the correct answer from the solution sheet until you have answered each
question. To do so will endanger your ability to learn this material. Also, your
final examination score will tend to be lower than if you had followed this
You are the MPI supervisor, Fort Crum, Alabama.
You are explaining to the MPI the rights of a person being
interviewed and the procedures to follow in conducting a successful interview or
1. Which of the following statements defines interrogation? An interrogation is
the questioning of:
a suspect to obtain a confession or admission to a crime under
witnesses and victims that refuse to tell what they know, or are lying.
persons who are suspected of committing a criminal offense.
all the above.
2. A barracks thief was caught in the act by two MPs. He fled the scene on foot,
outrunning the two MPs. The suspect was later apprehended by a third MP. During
the course of the interrogation you praise the subject's ability to run, and state
that he was probably a good track star in school. By praising the subject this way
pointing out to the subject evidence of his guilt.
employing a questioning technique that appeals to the subject's pride.
giving yourself more time to size up the subject and decide on
employing an indirect method of interrogation.
When should you interrogate a complainant?
When the complainant has a previous criminal record.
When you notice he appears nervous.
When you believe him to be a false accuser.
Never, as he should be interviewed.