Deception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative, Interrogative, and Testimonial Processe

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Deception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative, Interrogative, and Testimonial ProcessesNameClassDateProfessorDeception by the Investigating Officer in the Investigative, Interrogative, and Testimonial Processes Police officers are public officials that are suppose to display ethical behavior while in the field and when dealing with criminal suspects but in the investigation, interrogation, and testimonial process police officers have the authority to lie. Police deceptions are not supported in any other practices by police but in order to determine who commit a crime, to persuade a criminal defendant to confess, or in the testimonial process. Police officers display ethical decision making when going about their duties but these ethics are set aside when deceptive practices are employed. Deceptive practices in the investigatory process have been deemed necessary by the courts and it has been found acceptable by the court to employ deceive suspects in the interrogation but it has never been acceptable for police to use deceptive practices while testifying in a court. Courtroom testimony is given under oath, and is supposed to be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (Ciske, 2009). When the police lie in the courtroom it is a violation of the rights of the criminal defendant and violates the justice process. A lie by anyone in court is called perjury and is a criminal offense. If police are caught lying they fa

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