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UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS INSIDE AN INTERROGATION ROOM
The room is small, soundproofed, stripped of all decoration. Two chairs face each other in silent enmity. They are the only equipment needed for the game about to unfold - a high-stakes mental interplay between suspect and interrogator.
With unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Houston Police Department’s homicide division, this ABC News program offers a rare glimpse into the tactics investigators use to get people to talk. Chris Cuomo reports on murder investigations in which Sgt. Brian Harris, one of the department’s most respected interrogators, is able to extract confessions from resistant suspects. In discussing the effectiveness of coercive interview techniques, Sgt. Harris readily disavows them, saying he prefers to establish trust and an atmosphere of human dignity with those who harbor secrets. A must-see for criminal justice studies!