FUNDING & POLICY
NEW DELHI — As part of the growing U.S.-India partnership on transnational crime and criminal investigations, U.S. FBI experts concluded a five-day law enforcement exchange with the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, with a focus on interview and interrogation techniques.
The FBI has found that persuading witnesses to provide reliable information and getting defendants to voluntarily admit their participation in a crime requires a variety of skills, and the techniques and methodology discussed in the exchange involved a rapport-based approach. Skills developed include active listening, cognitive interview techniques, detection of deception, elements of a lawful interrogation and identification of false confessions.
Forty-one senior officers from state agencies across India participated in the exchange.
- Neelam Mathews