Decades of behavioral science research consistently demonstrates the advantages of employing a rapport-based approach to investigative and intelligence interviewing. Evolving from identifying the problematic procedures of accusatorial approaches, current research has turned to a more proactive study of techniques and tactics that align with a rapport-based and information-gathering framework that is effective for eliciting comprehensive and reliable information. Despite a growing body of research supporting the use of this framework, it stands in contrast with an accusatorial approach that is common practice in North America (and other parts of the world). This chapter reviews empirically supported approaches for investigative interviewing (including aspects of effective elicitation and deception detection) and describes recent research on tactics for developing rapport and trust in interrogative context. Herein we distinguish how trust and rapport-based techniques differ from currently employed confrontational techniques, and provide operational examples of how these tactics have been employed in the field.
|Title of host publication||Developing rapport and trust in the interrogative context|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2019|
Brimbal, L., Kleinman, S., Oleszkiewicz, J. S., & Meissner, C. (Accepted/In press). Developing rapport and trust in the interrogative context: An empirically-supported and ethical alternative to customary interrogation practices. In Developing rapport and trust in the interrogative context Oxford University Press.