Police Interview & Interrogation

Police Interview & Interrogation

 

4 page essay

APA Format – no title page, abstract, or references needed

Please reference the video

Brendan Dassey Police Interview / Interrogation Part #1 ( Making a Murderer Steven Avery Case ) Watch Video Brendan Das

Brendan Dassey Police Interview / Interrogation Part #2 ( Making a Murderer Steven Avery Case ) Watch Video Brendan Das

Brendan Dassey Police Interview / Interrogation Part #3 ( Making a Murderer Steven Avery Case ) Watch Video Brendan Das

Background: Brendan Dassey is a 16-year-old, with reported IQ score of 70 and enrolled in special education classes, who is suspected of assisting his uncle in a brutal rape and murder of a 26-year-old woman. The authorities relied heavily on the confession of Brendan to convict both he and his uncle because there was a lack of other physical evidence such as DNA, fingerprints, murder weapon and victims’ body.

This essay should include commentary on

  • The style of interrogation used by officers. Do you think these detectives are using the Reid Method of interrogation?why or why not?
  • A discussion of why Brendan is vulnerable to giving a false confession given his age. Part of this discussion should include Cleary’s factors.
  • What type of false confession is Brendan making? Please explain why.
  • What are your personal reactions to watching Brandan’s Interrogation? Please include your analytical response as well as your emotional response.
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