Running head: LEGAL ISSUES IN INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATION
Legal Issues in Interviews and Interrogation
LEGAL ISSUES IN INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATION
After arresting suspected criminals, police often interview and interrogate them to gain
the truth related to the crime. However, it’s an obvious assumption that those who commit the
crime will end up lying about it while those who are innocent will also claim nothing to do with
the crime. As a result, it’s the role of the police to interrogate the criminal and be able to identify
who committed a crime and who didn’t. While doing so, courts and established laws have
provided a legal framework which guides the process.
There are different laws and provisions which dictate how an officer should go about
conducting interviews and interrogations from a suspected criminal. Of these, the constitution is
regarded as the best source of guidance in this. According to Landmark Cases (2018), every
suspected criminal is entitled to be informed of his rights, including that of having a lawyer and
the consequences of the answers he gives during the interview and interrogation process. These
rights emanate from the Fifth Amendment which...