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Effective Term:
Summer 2014 through Summer 2024

Course Number:
CJA 217
Course Title:
Interviewing and Interrogation
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Course Description

Presents knowledge and working skills in the art of interviewing and interrogation. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The course covers legal issues and a working knowledge of interview and interrogation techniques. Information not legally obtained cannot be used in a court of law. The students learn various forms of communications including verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as, written statement analysis. The course instructs the students in appropriate interview techniques, the interviewing of victims and witnesses and interrogation techniques. The class examines characteristics of the sociapath/ psychopathic personality types. Student learns how to prepare for and testify in a court of law.

Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will learn how to legally conduct interviews and interrogations that are well documented and admissible in a court of law. They will also learn how to be fully prepared to testify in court.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Examinations, projects and class participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • The Lost Art of Interrogation
  • Interrogation and the 4th Amendment
  • Interrogation and the 5th Amendment
  • Custody
  • Interrogation and Its Functional Equivalent
  • Giving the Warning (Advice of Rights) Miranda v. Arizona
  • Invoking
  • Waiver
  • Interrogation and the 6th Amendment
  • Interrogation and the 14th Amendment
  • Objectives in interviewing and interrogation
  • Suspect Evaluation
  • Tactics and Strategies of interrogation