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12.11.2014

Using science to improve the practice of interrogation

By The Conversation

Since 2010, Iowa State University professor of psychology Christian Meissner has led a team of internationally renowned psychologists working to show that interrogation strategies based on building rapport and seeking to understand a suspect’s motivation to cooperate are more effective than accusatory practices that look to raise anxiety levels, fabricate evidence and minimize a suspect’s perception of their own culpability.