False Confessions

Successful interviews and interrogations of suspects often involve understanding the psychology of the offender and establishing a rapport with them, including those who have committed egregious acts. However, investigators and interviewers must take due care while embarking upon a dialogue with a suspect as the issue of false confessions have been known to result. Chapter 3 of Bartol & Bartol (2019) discusses the problems associated with false confessions and takes a rather sobering exploration into the interviewing process. In your post, examine the dominant strategies utilized during the interviewing process. In addition, explain the process through which a suspect can be compelled to confess to a crime for which they are not responsible.
Guided Response: Your initial post should be at least 300 words in length. Support your observations with examples from the required materials and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two or your colleagues’ posts by Day 7. Be sure to include the influence of psychology, biology, and social experiences on the manner in which investigators approach a situation and offender. Discuss the impact being exposed to the details of specific offenses and the psychology of the offender may impact the investigator’s techniques. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.