Interviews and Interrogation: Robbery Essay

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Interviews and Interrogation: Robbery Rosalyn Romero Donis CJE2580-13 Everest University Online While working as a police officer, you respond to a robbery in progress involving two armed suspects at a liquor store. Upon arrival, you and your partner interview three witnesses to the crime. While conducting your investigation, another unit informs you they have a possible suspect detained several blocks from the incident. The first and most important step in any crime scene investigation is to secure the scene. The most common contamination results from police, EMS, victims and witnesses. Once the scene has been secured an interview of victims, witnesses and suspects will provide an overview of what to expect once inside the crime scene. The next step is to "walk through" the scene to get an idea of the nature of the crime, how it was committed, point of entry and point of exit. The risk of eyewitnesses making false identifications is influenced by the methods used to construct and conduct lineups. The legal system could impose 4 simple rules to reduce false identifications: (a) Eyewitnesses should be informed that the culprit might not be in the lineup, (b) the suspect should not stand out in the lineup, (c) lineups should be administered by someone who does not know who the suspect is, and (d) witnesses should be asked how certain they are of their choice before other information contaminates their judgment. The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged the dangers of mistaken identification but has not used exclusionary rules to control unnecessary risk. Judicial rulings should focus on risky lineup methods and impose standards to eliminate potential justice system contributions to false identification. In order to identify the robbers, I'd do the following: 1. Read them rights 2. Question witnesses/victims 3. Put the suspects in a line up 4.

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