Case Resolution by Forensic Interviewing Explained in New Book

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“Forensic Interviewing for Law Enforcement” by Kelly D. Harrison clearly discusses methods using non-verbal cuing, language analyses and the polygraph, showcases the legal practice of interrogation in US law enforcement

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Kelly D. Harrison, a veteran polygrapher of the Department of Defense and a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force employed at Guantanamo Bay, comes out with Forensic Interviewing for Law Enforcement, a practical overview of interrogation law that guides the reader into various legitimate strategies that aid in obtaining confessions.

Kelly D. Harrison’s work gives clear details of the interrogation models he’s used in his work. His methods involve the means for extracting information from suspects and prisoners, putting things into perspective for readers about law enforcement techniques and its legal dimensions. Harrison’s interrogation model involves the most humane methods evolved out of US law enforcement and which formed the bases for his work at Guantanamo, even as the contingencies in some sectors of the infamous terrorist prison are still mired in controversy.

Included in Forensic Interviewing is information covering such topics as understanding words used by criminals that aid in identifying them for later interrogation. There is a chapter devoted to analyzing verbal responses to identify the innocent and identifying those who provide verbal responses indicative of someone needing more investigation. The use of a psychological questionnaire is laid out completely for an investigator dealing with multiple suspects in a crime. Finally, there is a comprehensive chapter on the polygraph to inform the investigator what he can gain from its use and, importantly, how to utilize a polygraph examination to reach a successful case resolution.

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About the Author
Kelly D. Harrison was a Department of Defense certified polygraph examiner for over twenty-eight years. He was deployed to the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for 2004 to 2005 as a member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force to interrogate suspected Al-Qaeda members captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Harrison used the law enforcement model of interviewing to obtain confessions of terrorist group membership, locations of weapon caches, links to other suspected terrorists, and aiding terrorist groups through poppy cultivation and heroin production. He taught interview and interrogation skills at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia, for four years. The author was a guest lecturer at the FLETC for several additional years and currently conducts pro bono polygraph examinations for the Colorado public defender.

Forensic Interviewing * by Kelly D. Harrison
For Law Enforcement
Publication Date: May 3, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 395 pages; 978-1-4836-2391-7
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 395 pages; 978-1-4836-2392-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-2393-1

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