Techniques of Interview and Interrogation
In This Chapter
• Preparing for the meeting
• Getting the most out of a witness
• Outsmarting suspects for a confession
• Taking notes
• Recording interviews
Obtaining information from people is typically the largest part of a private investigator’s job. Attorneys ask investigators to track down witnesses and take statements from them. Insurance companies want PIs to look into accidents. Businesses ask investigators to solve internal thefts. Parents want their runaway teenagers returned. Criminal defense attorneys will hand you a list of witnesses to interview. Each of these types of cases involves interviewing witnesses and potential witnesses, and interrogating suspects.
A witness is an ...