Accession Number : ADA319916

Title :   Needs Assessment For Security Police Interview and Interrogation Training At Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Eatman, Robert M.

PDF Url : ADA319916

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : Air Force security police men and women conduct countless interviews and interrogations every day. The fruits of these interviews are often used as evidence in non-judicial punishment proceedings and court-martials. Commanders often rely upon statements from these interviews to determine appropriate punishments for offenders. Unfortunately, unless a commander has seen statements and reports generated from the efforts of a truly skilled interviewer and interrogator, he cannot know what he's missing. A commander may become accustomed to the quality of work he sees daily and doesn't necessarily demand better, because he hasn't seen interviewing and interrogation quality as a possible dependent variable, with training as the independent variable. This needs assessment demonstrated a legitimate need for education which leads to enhanced interview and interrogation skills. The portfolio project will address filling those needs. Just as importantly, the security police squadron at Shaw AFB is a willing and enthusiastic client for the portfolio project.

Descriptors :   *INTERROGATION, *SECURITY PERSONNEL, *INTERVIEWING, *MILITARY POLICE, PREPARATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), AIR FORCE TRAINING, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERROGATORS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), VERBAL BEHAVIOR, MILITARY LAW, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, ANXIETY, RETRAINING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE