I&I notes Oct 12-15th
I&I notes Oct 12-15th 3262–01/02
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Peter Wright on Thursday October 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 3262–01/02 at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania taught by Dr. Joshua Battin in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Investigation and Interrogation in Criminal Justice at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
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Date Created: 10/15/15
Initial assessment of the subject Investigator should take this time to assess Intelligence In uence on drugs legal prescription and alcohol General nervous tensions posture change nervous laughs etc Neurological disorders facial tics rapid blinking shaking of the handswhich could also indicate drug in uence quotMake a data sheet of background medication use health considerations etc All of these things could mess up a BSA so be mindful of themquot Truth and deceptive behaviors Reticence Reluctant to provide any answers what so ever Could indicate a defensive deceptive person or a fearful honest one lmpertinence For children it is called Disrespect A child showing disrespect does not indicate either truth or deception However impertinence in an adult indicates guilt and attempts to fend off questions Anger Could go either way It is hard to tell if a person is genuinely angry for being accused or if it is being used to bat off investigators However guilty people can often have their anger appeased more easily while innocent people will stay angry over their predicament DespairResignation Usually implies guilt Statements like quotI don39t care if you believe me or notquot or quotnothing matters anywayquot indicate that the subject is the guilty party Ask them about their general life problems and see if anything compares to being put behind bars quotBring your common sense to the door Does it make sense Could there be another reason Thinkquot Factors that lead to a misinterpreted behavior Overwhelming investigative evidence Guilty subjects may have psychologically given up so severely on their predicament that conducting a BSA is nearly impossible since they won t display any behavior signs at all much less guilty ones Check case facts to solidify suspicions of a suspect Remember the interview and interrogation isn39t everything Use of medication It can distort any behavior and royally screw up a BSA You can still go through with a planned interview though provided the subject is on everyday life medications not hard narcotics Mental illness Investigator should recognize symptoms of mental health issues and be highly skeptical of the BSA Antisocial Personality Psychopath In overall population only 3 of males and 1 of females show signs of this But a disproportionate 40 of prison populations display psychopathic tendencies lack of remorse sympathy etc Psychotic acts and habitual lies are used to prove superiority over victims or investigators these actions give antisocial people a thrill The investigator should pay close attention to the upper body and legs of these kinds of subjects since they are expert liars They will even lie about insigni cant things like their age or height to test the investigator Intelligence social responsibility and maturity If these are primarystrong traits then it helps make a BSA solid and reliable Consideration of family social ties community involvement are all considered by these subjects and causes an emotional response Young children less than 9 years old Take everything they say with a grain of salt Emotional condition Consider traumatic conditions and emotional stability of a subject Cultural differences Be aware prior to the interview Know how cultural norms will affect the BSA But the BSA can still be established Training in behavior symptom analysis Paralinguistic and nonverbal behavior should be concentrated on for indications of deception
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