Juvenile Interrogation

There are several resources available to learn about how children are interviewed as suspects.  The further you delve into the techniques, the better able to evaluate whether there are any false confession challenges in the case.

The Reid Technique, by John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. is used by many law enforcement officers when interrogating a suspect.  If you go to the website, in the “educational information” tab, and then “critics corner,” there are responses to many of the experts criticisms to the technique that can be useful during trial preparation.  In the “store” tab, there are several books and other resources available about the technique.  They are also listed on Amazon.

Reducing Risks:  An Executive’s Guide to Effective Juvenile Interview and Interrogation, was authored by attorneys from the Northwestern Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, with the support of OJJDP.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry issued a policy paper on March 7, 2013 concerning interviewing and interrogating juvenile suspects, with simplified Miranda language at the end, as well as references.

Professor Steven A. Drizin, Northwestern Law School, is an expert on false confessions and has a blog on the subject.  Please note that he will help on cases in Indiana!  Some of Prof. Drizin’s papers are available here.  A review of his curriculum vitae reveals a wealth of papers on juvenile confession and interrogation issues.

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