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smy5861 | Student, Undergraduate | Salutatorian

Posted November 1, 2012 at 9:33 AM via web

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Does recording interviews and interrogations faciliate or hinder the law enforcement objective of obtaining admissions and confessions? Why?

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drtrbrown | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM (Answer #1)

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The recording of interviews and interrogations can be "a double-edged sword," when it comes to law enforcement and and confessions.  The user, like with any other tool, can employ such an intangible tool to help fill in the blanks for unanswered questions, and, eventually, solve a crime. However, the same tool can be used to retrieve information from unsuspecting victims/interviewees to help cover up, or blur, leads. Hence, interviews and interrogations can be assets to law enforcement, or a detriment, if used for selfish/criminal purposes, to individuals and society, overall.

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