Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Third Edition

By David E. Zulawski, Douglas E. Wicklander, Shane G. Sturman, L. Wayne Hoover

Series Editor: Vernon J. Geberth

© 2012 – CRC Press

450 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

e–Inspection Copy

About the Book

Techniques for interview and interrogation have become even more sophisticated and complex in recent years. With all chapters revised and expanded, the third edition of this bestselling book provides the latest information on establishing credibility as well as interpreting verbal and physical behavior, among other important topics. The text includes two new chapters that address juvenile interrogations and profiling. In addition, all of the existing chapters have been updated to reflect the current state of interrogation and interviewing techniques. This popular title remains essential for criminal justice professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Overview of the Process

Preparation and Strategy

Legal Aspects

Memory and False Confessions

Interpretation of Verbal and Physical Behavior

Causes of Denials


Why People Confess

Establishing Credibility/ The Accusation

Reducing Resistance


Obtaining the Admission

Development of the Admission

The Statement

Ending the Interview

Frequently Asked Questions

Telephone Interviewing

Specialized Interviews

About the Authors/Editor

David Zulawski and Douglas E. Wicklander are co-founders of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates Inc., of Downers Grove, Illinois.

About the Series

Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science