Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Talking to the Police

Concurring Opinions in Talking to the Police has three 7 min videos that I found interesting.

"Officer Officer George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department gives this very engaging lecture to law students about how police officers interview suspects. He has interrogated over 1000 suspects, and he discusses how easy it is to get a confession. The techniques he uses are quite clever. The basic message is that it rarely, if ever, helps a defendant to talk to the police."

Update: This is a better site and the first video is better.

1 comment:

grahams said...

The complete lecture is even better... It starts off with a lawyer who teaches the class explaining it from his perspective, then the cop comes in and basically backs the same thing up:

http://www.stefanhayden.com/blog/2008/07/28/innocent-people-should-never-talk-to-the-police/

The link is struggling now, but maybe revisit it in a day or two...