Monday, August 8, 2011

New TV Series Outlines Sound Interrogation Principles

Take the Money and Run, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, premiered on ABC Tuesday night. The show, which airs for six weeks, centers around several couples as they attempt to complete the perfect crime. Two hiders are given a briefcase containing $100,000 and an hour to hide it in a major city. Then two detectives and two interrogators spend the rest of the show trying to find it.

Watch the full show:

A hundred thousand dollars can make for a high stakes situation, which is necessary for the leakage of deception signals, but it is still a reality show so I didn't expect much... I was pleasantly surprised how it not only mimiced real life interviews and people breaking, but it showed quality interrogation techniques.

Take a look at the following clip: see how the detectives get information; see how they do not react to the location, see how they offer freedom, watch the struggle of the suspect (struggling with shame at breaking vs freedom and the pressure, and also notice how he wants to please them)...