Running Head: INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS UNIT 4 IP/DB
Interviews and Interrogations Unit 4 IP/DB
INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATIONS UNIT 4 IP/DB
The recent negative media coverage along with the resultant Community activist
campaign directed at the police department has painted a negative image of the police
department. It emerged due to the current interrogation techniques practiced at the detective’s
bureau. As a result of this a general order will be formulated to address the current state of
affairs. The general order will aim to discuss Miranda warnings and the waiver of rights form,
the use of recording equipment, the taking of notes, the formulation of a plan and the access of
information concerning the subject and the incident. Therefore it can be asserted that the creation
of a general order will help in correcting the prevailing interrogation malpractice that has been
reported at the police department, detective bureau.
The first issue to be addressed is that of the issuance of Miranda warnings and
abandonment of rights form. To improve the interrogation practice at the police department, it
will become a mandatory requirement for there to be reading of Miranda rights to all the
suspects. The legal and ethical considerations behind this directive are to offer the provision for
the suspect to avoid self-incrimination (Law Info, n.d.). This rule was instituted by the Supreme
Court that was meant to inform the suspects of their rights before any police questioning could
be conducted. The next step will be that of the presentation of the waiver of rights form which
will aim to protect the interrogators from any criminal liability as a result of the various
interrogation techniques employed. The issuance of the w...
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