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REVIEW: "The Art of Investigative Interviewing", Charles L. Yeschke

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    BKARININ.RVW 20030721 The Art of Investigative Interviewing , Charles L. Yeschke, 2003, 0=7506-7595-0, U$39.99 %A Charles L. Yeschke %C 225 Wildwood
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2003
      BKARININ.RVW 20030721

      "The Art of Investigative Interviewing", Charles L. Yeschke, 2003,
      0=7506-7595-0, U$39.99
      %A Charles L. Yeschke
      %C 225 Wildwood Street, Woburn, MA 01801
      %D 2003
      %G 0=7506-7595-0
      %I Butterworth-Heinemann/CRC Press
      %O U$39.99 225 1-800-366-BOOK, fax: 800-446-6520 dp-catalog@...
      %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0750675950/robsladesinterne
      %O http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0750675950/robsladesin03-20
      %P 244 p.
      %T "The Art of Investigative Interviewing"

      This book could have been very important. Interviewing, if done
      properly, is a highly technical field, and the author is obviously
      familiar with the Reid techniques. Unfortunately, the work lacks
      structure, a focus on practical methods, and clarity of writing.

      Chapter one addresses ethical standards and practices, but mostly
      consists of fuzzy opining on ethics in general. Although codes of
      conduct for related professions are listed, very little of the text is
      directly related to interviewing. Lists of motivations and drives
      that may interfere with interviewing are given in chapter two. Except
      for verbal clues to deception, the material is vague and not very
      helpful. Preparation, in chapter three, is mostly about the
      interviewer's attitude. Chapter four discusses the legal rules for
      interrogation, primarily in terms of the US Miranda decision. "Public
      and Private Interviewing," in chapter five, does not have any clear
      point. There is a lot of nebulous philosophizing about rapport and
      active listening in chapter six, although it does end with a few good
      tips in regard to body language, facial expression, and so forth.
      Chapter seven examines abuse of authority, but the content on
      neutrality basically repeats the earlier material on active listening.
      The argument that expectations can be self-fulfilling, in chapter
      eight, repeats prior ideas, and is rather confused. Chapter nine
      presents an extremely detailed and complex, but useful, outline of the
      structure and stages of an interview. The framework will help you to
      plan and anticipate what could happen. An inexplicit deliberation on
      setting and "intensity" is in chapter ten. Different types of
      questions are described in chapter eleven, and it has some helpful
      points. Three "case studies" are provided in chapter twelve: one
      demonstrates the interview process and may be helfpul, the others are
      mere transcripts.

      In the absence of better guides, this book does contain a number of
      useful tips, but it is very difficult to extract the techniques from
      the opinions and verbiage.

      copyright Robert M. Slade, 2003 BKARININ.RVW 20030721

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