Legal Issues affiliated with interviews and interrogation

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Using the previous case study, assume Shane White is willing to cooperate and has shown a willingness to talk. You are planning to meet with him at the county jail the following day. However, before you go you realize that you need to discuss the legal requirements for interrogations and interviews with your supervisor. He advises you to review the manual and also develop an interview and interrogation plan. He stated that it is all dependent on the defendant’s motivation level and willingness to share information. Using the above information consider the following:

Assignment Guidelines

  • Address the following in 750–1,000 words:
    • What are the legal issues associated with interviews and interrogations? Explain in detail.
      • Be sure to support your response by citing current and past case law.
    • Develop a plan for your interview and interrogation.
      • What components will your plan include? Explain.
    • Discuss the specific questioning techniques you would use, and provide a rationale to support your response.
      • What types of questions will you ask during the interrogation? Be specific and explain in detail.
      • Why might those types of questions be effective? Explain.
    • Provide a list of sample questions based off the specific questioning techniques used.
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

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School: UCLA



Legal Issues in Interviews and Interrogation
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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...

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