Assignment 2: LASA 1 – Coercive Interrogations
You are a forensic psychologist working with Forensic Consultants, Inc. An attorney is using your services as a consultant in a case. During a meeting with the attorney, the attorney tells you that the client, while undergoing police interrogation, confessed to murder. When the attorney asked the client, the client reported to being not guilty.
As you conduct a preliminary investigation, draw up a plan on how you will assist your the attorney with this case. The plan should answer the following questions posed by the attorney:
Based on the client’s response to police interrogation, how should you conduct your interview? Specifically, what should you avoid when attempting to gather accurate information from the client?
Create a presentation to give to the attorney. You will need to explain each of your arguments. You should expect to have 30 minutes to present your arguments. You should include detailed speaker notes to assist in your presentation. Please make sure to have at least 12 slides for review besides a title slide and a References slide. Each slide should be thoroughly referenced and cited based in psychological research, using APA formatting.
Submit your assignment to the M3: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||
|Discuss interrogation tactics that lead to false confession, specifying at least 2 examples and explain the reason they are considered coercive. Include information about how this would look in an actual interrogation and how the client experienced this behavior.||
|Discuss information about what types of people are more at risk with coercive interrogation tactics. Include at least one research study that has demonstrated this risk.||
|Describe one type of assessment that could be used to determine if the client fit into these vulnerable populations. Include at least 1 psychological test that can be used and include information on why it would be useful in determining whether a person was vulnerable.||
|Using the information established in the report, draw a conclusion on how the client should be interviewed in order to get the most accurate information.||
Style (4 points): Tone, audience, and word choice