Improving the Disclosure of Information in an Investigative Interview: Rapport building and the Physical Environment

Improving the Disclosure of Information in an Investigative Interview: Rapport building and the Physical Environment

When you think about an interrogation room, what do you picture? A small, dull, and anxiety-provoking room? You may be right; some interrogation rooms look like this. However, does the room really matter? Is it possible to influence the interviewee through the physical environment of the interrogation? We explore this topic by discussing the current scientific consensus regarding interrogation approaches, and summarize the available literature on how the physical environment influences the disclosure of information.  

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Fake Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Costs Real Money

Fake Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Costs Real Money

As a diagnosis, Posttraumatic stress disorder ( PTSD) rests entirely on what people report about their symptoms. Thus, many people, such as Robert, Lisa, and even a Senator, who strive for compensation money or other benefits, falsely report suffering from it. While lying about the PTSD might be easy, detecting those who fabricate PTSD is a real challenge.

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