You’ve researched the phenomenon of false confessions and, in doing so, have also studied interrogation methods that are less likely to elicit false confessions.
Consider the merits of the interrogation techniques you’ve researched and read about, including the Reid technique. Then, in a post to the discussion board, answer these questions:
- What do you think the risk-to-benefit ratio is regarding interrogation techniques more commonly associated with false confessions? Do you think they’re also more likely to get legitimate confessions, or do you think they shouldn’t be employed in interrogations?
- What expertise can a forensic psychologists offer law enforcement during interrogations? What about after suspects confess?
Reply to your classmates’ posts on the discussion board, focusing particularly on their views on the use of interrogation techniques that are more commonly associated with false confessions.