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Smart Talk: Contemporary Interviewing and Interrogation

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Denise Kindschi Gosselin
Date Published
332 pages
This book contains a comprehensive introduction to the major interviewing and interrogating methods along with legal considerations involved in these approaches.
Smart Talk is a comprehensive text covering interviewing and interrogation with appropriate emphasis and balance. It focuses on effective communication and provides the guidelines for gathering information. Divided into four sections: Laying the Groundwork for Success in Interviewing and Interrogating, Methods and Techniques, Interviewing Special Populations, and Interrogation, Smart Talk includes information on numerous topics including rapport development; techniques for interviewing; interviewing children, elders, and persons with disabilities or mental illness; techniques for interrogation; false confessions; the laws of arrest, probable cause, and constitutional protections; and juvenile rights. Each chapter begins with an introduction that forms the basis for the material to follow, and each chapter includes key terms, chapter objectives, conclusions, and questions for review. Figures and references