The Evolution of Police Interrogation Techniques & Use of Implanted Memories

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June 7, 2016 by socialaction2014


The history of police interrogation techniques are explored with Lost Girls author Robert Kolker. From the psychology behind false and implanted memories to Obama’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, Kolker dissects the methods used by police to get confessions. Kolker also discusses DNA evidence and how he got into writing about interrogations in this Lip News interview hosted by Joya Mia Italiano.

GUEST BIO:
Robert Kolker is the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls, named one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books and one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Top Ten Books of 2013. Kolker is also a contributing editor at New York Magazine.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcoming Robert Kolker to the Lip.
00:30 The history of interrogation.
03:25 Categories of false confessions.
05:39 False and implanted memories.
08:28 DNA evidence.
09:20 High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group.
12:31 Interrogation training.
14:36 Benefits of the HIG method.
15:38 Writing about interrogation methods.
17:12 Thank you and goodbye.

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