Interviews and Interrogations Policy Paper Name SEC/360 Date Instructor In the security and law enforcement industry, interviews and interrogations are a way that officers can gathers facts and information about a situation, incident, or case. For security and law enforcement officers interviews and interrogations play a key role in building and solving cases. This paper will discuss the comparison and contrast between security interviews and security interrogations, the legal issues associated with security interviews and interrogations, and finally a security organization policy on conducting security interviews and interrogations. Interviewing and interrogating suspects are two important but separate vital aspects of collecting information about criminal activity. The difference between an interview and an interrogation is that security professionals conduct interviews, and law enforcement officers can conduct both.
The police used severe beating and torture for years to obtain a confession out of a suspect and this type of activity was known as the “third degree” but now that times have changed mainly because of the Miranda warning, what is used most is deception. The police used the “third degree” type of coercion to get a suspect to admit to a crime and at times this included innocent suspects. This type of coercion would range from depriving a suspect of food, water, restroom breaks, physical abuse, to violating some of their other civil liberties. Here are some small details about Skolnick and Leo
Compare of serial murders investigators Timothy F. Goodson Albright College Crime and Justice This is the critical and comparative analysis of the two books that were required readings for this Advanced Criminology Seminar. The two books tied " Whoever Fights Monsters " by Robert H. Ressler and "Journey Into Darkness" by John Douglas. In this comparative analysis I will look at the differences of the a of the authors Ressler and Douglas, their differences in profiling, and my personal reaction to both of their books. In likeness both Ressler and Douglas were career agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The investigated violent crimes that came came under the jurisdiction of the FBI.
Courtroom Discretion Q&A Response Misty Moore, Victoria Hardin and Elizabeth Ortiz CJA/224 September 19, 2011 Rick Rice Courtroom Discretion Q&A Response What is prosecutorial discretion? When a crime happens evidence is gathered, witnesses are found and a case file is established all the information. Due to an overabundance of case files, prosecutors review each file and which will be brought to trial. When there is enough evidence to convince the prosecutor the person suspected of committing the crime is guilty without a reasonable doubt, he or she will pursue the case to trial. Many decisions pertaining to a case going to trial and how actively they pursue the case are left up to prosecutors and how they view the evidence and what the evidence means to them.
(Slobogin 1996) The study showed that good cops lie the most because they honestly believe a guilty defendant will go free. (Slobogin 1996) It is commonly referred to as the “noble lie”. (Cliffnotes 2010) The deception presented in two forms: direct untruths about something and/or omissions where case harming details are left out or forgotten. Police officers are trained on how to give testimony. They are professional, persuasive witnesses.
Prosecutorial Discretion Prosecutors play very important roles in the courtroom. Prosecutors are granted the right by the courts to have discretion upon a case. Although, prosecutors are obligated to execute the law at both federal and state levels, they still hold the discretion of what charges to try and convict the defendant on. Prosecutors have a wide range of authority in the courts; therefore, the active prosecutor(s) must efficiently analyze any evidence being presented in a case in order to determine if the case will be strong enough to withhold a trial or even if the accused defendant is chargeable. In the case of Bordenkircher v. Hayes (1978), the court stated, “so long as the prosecutor has probable cause to believe that the accused committed an offense defined by statute, the decision whether or not to prosecute, and what charge to file or bring before a grand jury, generally rests entirely in his discretion.” Although there are many factors that come into play when a prosecutor is considering dismissing a case, the most prominent issues are state and federal resources, time, and investigative teams.
or a real life experience, at some point in time everybody has heard a police officer read a suspect their rights. The Miranda warning is given by police officers to inform you of your rights. But where did the Miranda warning get its start, and what rights does it actually protect? In 1963 Phoenix, Arizona resident, Ernesto Miranda, was arrested on charges of rape, kidnap, and burglary. During a grueling two hour-long interrogation, Miranda allegedly confessed to these crimes (McBride, 2006).
oncern around the accuracy of data collected by the police for recorded crimes fuelled recognition within the police service that a more robust system for recording crime was needed. Hence the National Crime Recording Standard was developed and adopted by all forces. This, amongst other things, placed emphasis on victims’ feelings and sees recorded as crimes whatever victims feel or report as crimes. Similarly, an act of a multiple theft which would have previously been recorded as a single crime is now recorded as multiple crimes. The National Offences List1 defines all of those crimes which should be recorded by police and notified to the Home Office.
Meaning if you don’t have a lawyer then the government shall appoint one to represent you or pay your legal expenses to find one. (Wiki, 2012) the sixth amendment allows several options such as Choice of counsel, Appointment of counsel, Conflict-free counsel, Ineffective assistance of counsel and Pro Se representation. (Wiki, 2012) the right to counsel applies all through the criminal process. State courts must provide counsel at trial to indigent defendants who face even the possibilities of incarceration-and who are charge with any type of crime not just a felony. (Siegel & Worrall, 2010) all defendants have their right to their own counsel and even represent themselves then they waive their right to have an attorney.
In this speech I am going to tell you about the types of insanity defense that are used in court cases, the process that goes into verifying a criminals sanity, and the issues that come about after a plea is entered. Now I’m going to explain what insanity is and the different types associate with it. The insanity defense plea as defined in law journals is a defense that’s asserted by the accused in a criminal prosecution as a way to avoid liability for a commission of a crime because at the time of the crime the person did not appreciate the nature or quality or wrongfulness of the acts. Cognitive insanity is the most common variation of an insanity defense that goes through the court system. This is where the defendant during the time of the crime suffered from a mental disease that impaired his/her psychological ability to see the wrongfulness of the act they committed.