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Theme development

Suspect is offered the chance to shift the blame. The interrogator should show sympathy for their plight - designed to make it easier to admit guilt

2

Handling denials

Suspect should never be allowed to deny guilt. Interrupt any denial to prevent the suspect from gaining the psychological advantage

3

Overcoming objections

Suspect will try to give reasons as to why they could not have committed the crime. Move forwards towards a confession by ignoring them. Eventually the suspect will give up trying

4

Procurement and retention of subjects' attention

Reinforce sincerity to ensure that the suspect is receptive by staying close, keeping good eye contact and using first names.

5

Handling subjects' passive mood

Suspect will eventually become quitter and listen; move towards offering alternatives. If they cry infer guilt

6

Presenting an alternative question

Give two choices of what the suspect can do. One more socially acceptable than the other but both infer guilt

7

Having suspect orally relate the details of the offence

Get the suspect to admit guilt in front of witnesses

8

Converting oral into written confession

Document their admission and get them to sign a confession to avoid them retracting later

9

Direct positive confrontation

Suspect is told directly that they have committed the offence

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