Suspect interviewing

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When used correctly, recording technology prevents miscarriages of justice, upholds police integrity, and offers judicial cost savings, reliable and easy-to-use recording equipment might reduce the cognitive burden on the interviewer.

Further research revealed the value of video alongside audio, capturing vital context and non-verbal cues that can be pivotal in achieving successful outcomes.

Setting up an interview room

When setting up an interview room, the physical layout plays a crucial role in ensuring effective recording and a safe environment. (set up recommended by the UN Investigative Interviewing Manual)

Alternative room layout

The layout of furniture might differ depending on regional guidelines. Often, a table is placed between the suspect and the interviewer, acting as a safeguard in case tensions escalate. This set up is typical for the UK.