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Compare & Contrast: Interview & Interrogation

Interview and Interrogation

Evaluate the ethical and legal issues of interrogation.
Differentiate between an interview and an interrogation.
Compare statutes intended to protect individual rights during an arrest.

Discuss the similarities and differences between an interview and an interrogation.
Explain how you would prepare differently for each.

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Interview & Interrogation

Interviews & interrogations are part of the strategies that law enforcement employ when solving/investigating criminal cases. Law Enforcement seeks to identify the criminal/perpetrator, to then locate & capture him and take him to court to lay down the law/achieve justice. To achieve this, within the course of the investigation police officers/detectives & the agencies/departments they are a part of must gather information to achieve their goals although they also rely on instrumentation & information already available to them. Interviews & interrogations are a part of the strategies they employ to garner information relevant to their investigation, intelligence data that is necessary in identifying, apprehending & bringing the criminal to justice.

Interviews & interrogations are similar by nature - they are acts of communication between police officers & individuals who are possible sources of information/intelligence relevant in the pursuit of justice. The difference is, interviews are conducted in a friendly manner; ...

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The solution provides a concise discussion differentiating & comparing police interviews & interrogation from the legal & ethical issues involved, the manner of conducting both as well as the statutes that govern each act meant for protection of personal freedoms. The solution is written in APA format & a word version is attached for easy printing.