FROM Robert Kolker
A New Way of Getting the Right Information from a Suspect Thanks to TV, we all think we know how police question suspects. The stark room with bad lighting, a two way mirror, and a good cop-bad cop routine. Traditionally police interrogation is a confrontational interview, designed to catch suspects in a lie, or contradicting themselves, to make them feel vulnerable and ideally to extract a confession. Photo: Lwp Kommunikáció Now, that might be changing, as Robert Kolker has written in Wired magazine. Kolker is a projects and investigations reporter for Bloomberg and author of Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery .
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