What is interrogation?


Interrogation (also called questioning or interpellation) is interviewing as commonly employed by officers of the police, military, and Intelligence agencies with the goal of extracting a confession or obtaining information. Subjects of interrogation are often the suspects, victims, or witnesses of a crime. Interrogation may involve a diverse array of techniques, ranging from developing a rapport with the subject to outright torture.

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Steven Kleinman
... expert in the fields of human intelligence, strategic interrogation, special operations, and special survival training ... Kleinman served as an interrogator, the chief of a joint interrogation team, and as a senior advisor on interrogation to a special operations task force during Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield/Storm ... He was formerly the Director of the Air Force Combat Interrogation Course ...
Sleep Deprivation - Uses - Interrogation
... deprivation can be used as a means of interrogation, which has resulted in court trials over whether or not the technique is a form of torture ... Under one interrogation technique, a subject might be kept awake for several days and when finally allowed to fall asleep, suddenly awakened and questioned ... Justice Department released four memos in August 2002 describing interrogation techniques used by the Central Intelligence Agency ...
Murder Of Meredith Kercher - Prosecutions - Raffaele Sollecito - Interrogation
... was called in again around 10 pm on 5 November, accompanied by Knox, for the crucial, final interrogation ...
Movement For Increased Recording of Interrogations in The US
... there is a movement for mandatory electronic recording of all custodial interrogations in the United States ... "Electronic recording" describes the process of recording interrogations from start to finish ... Taped interrogation" is the traditional term for this process however, as analog is becoming less and less common, statutes and scholars are referring to the process as "electr ...

More definitions of "interrogation":

  • (noun): A transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder.