Interrogation techniques work and sometimes they lead to false confessions in murder and child sex crimes. Why ?
Suspect factors :
1. Studies have shown that vulnerable persons , such as juveniles , mentally ill or mentally retarded are much more vulnerable to police interrogation techniques.
2 .However , The Reid techniques and it’s variations also work with normal people.
Three Interrogation Techniques :
1.Police bait present true and false testimony , thus create a feeling of hopelessness.
2. Contrasts of far worse punishment with minimizes version of offense that is offered. Leniency with the District Attorney and the judge may not be promised but it is implied.
3.Relentless interrogation over long periods of time.