What were police interrogations like (length, setting, types of seating, etc.) and why did it upset you so? (3 Explanations)

Today I’ll be answering the question, “What were police interrogations like (length, setting, types of seating, etc.) and why did it upset you so?”

What were police interrogations like (length, setting, types of seating, etc.) and why did it upset you so?

Hell. They use intimidation tactics, and have this system called the Reid Method that they use commonly.

Hell

You’re left alone for a few days.

You’re usually around strangers unless you’re in a gang, then chances are you might know a person or two.

But let’s assume you’re on your own in there.

You’re around a bunch of different people.

They’ll talk different, laugh about weird things, and play strange games in a common area.

If you’re likable you’ll learn things from some of these people around you.

Eventually you get a call about a final interrogation.

You’re handcuffed on your right arm and have a belt around your waist that has attachments for another rope

You have sandals that are issued in the facility.

But back to the topic.

In the room you see an angry person, usually a man that looks ready to fight you.

Intimidation

You’re in a room with a lot of glaring and ugly looks at you.

They look to exploit your weaknesses, commonly the ones we typically have as human beings.

It gets dirty in there.

They’ll keep you in the room and deprive you of food and water.

Luckily there were cases in which people’s injustices were documented.

For example, in 1937 there was a case of Brown vs Mississippi in which police officers strung up a suspect and whipped a confession out them until they confessed.

There was also a case in 1966 Miranda vs Arizona in which someone confessed to a crime during a police interrogation and they violated the the suspect by violating his 5th and 6th amendment rights.

The scary thing is that these cases are fairly recent

The Reid Method

The Reid Method is a system that’s employed by numerous police stations and prison systems.

It commonly is a tactic that’s used to get false confessions out of their suspect.

The Reid Method focuses on three factors.

  1. Factual analysis
  2. Interviewing
  3. Interrogation

The factual analysis is the process in where they give you the “facts” about the case in question.

They’ll ask standard questions and what they call “structured behavior provoking” to elicit a response that may incriminate you.

In the actual interrogation part, they go through 9 steps that hopefully lead to a confession out of the suspect.

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