Today we are taking a look into the most effective interrogation techniques and tactics used by the police and CIA. They might not seem so cool like in all those Hollywood movies and TV shows, but they get the job done.
Now, the goal of interrogation is to get useful information from the subject. There are various methods, techniques, and tactics that law enforcers and other officials use to get what they want from a certain subject. While some of them are “fair game,” and revolve around making the subject of interrogation feel comfortable with sharing important information, other can be deceptive and involve tricking the subject. You see, there is no law in the United States that forbids interrogator from lying about the strength of the evidence or existence of other sources.
Unfortunately, sometimes the law enforcers, authorities and government organizations don’t really pay much attention to the humanity of the interrogation techniques and tactics or their effect on the people they interrogate. For example, you might be familiar with so called “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were authorized by former U.S. president George W. Bush. They were used mostly on terrorists and suspected civilians by CIA and parts of U.S. Armed Forces. These “enhanced interrogation techniques” include beating, waterboarding, sexual humiliation alongside deprivation of food, drink, and sleep. These techniques were sometimes so harsh that people lost their lives. Although there is no official information, estimations say that more than 100 people died as a result of “enhanced interrogation techniques.” You’d think we got more advanced than this and that people figured psychology offers better methods. In case you hold a psychology master’s degree, check out our list of 11 highest paying jobs with a masters degree in psychology.
In order to find out most effective interrogation techniques and tactics used by the police and CIA, we checked the most recommended techniques that were labeled as effective by Forensic Outreach, Sabotage Times and Huffington Post among others while also taking a look at recommendations from multiple forums including Reddit. Of course, this isn’t a definitive list, but it is a good way to get a basic idea if you ever want to interrogate someone. Let’s check it out.