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Investigative and Forensic Interviewing: A Personality-focused Approach Hardcover – December 2, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1420084252 ISBN-10: 1420084259 Edition: 1st

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  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (December 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420084259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420084252
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book takes a user-friendly approach in following a uniform structure for each chapter, consisting of a description of the relevant personality disorder, preparing for the interview, conducting the interview, and key "dos-and-don’ts" points. … the present volume’s many cooks have managed to produce a tasty, digestible, and nourishing broth of useful knowledge that can enhance the productivity of clinical and forensic investigations alike.
—Laurence Miller, PhD, in International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

 

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Craig N. Ackley, M.S., is a former supervisory special agent with the FBI. He retired from the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime where he provided psychological and behavioral support primarily in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and homicide. He is currently the president of Behavioral Science Education and Consultation Services, Inc.

Shannon McAuliffe Mack, M.A., is a former senior research analyst with the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, where she provided research support and case-specific operational assistance. She is currently vice president of Behavioral Science Education and Consultation Services, Inc., where she provides operational assistance and training in the areas of trial strategy, interview strategy, and case analysis.

Kristen Beyer, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who formerly worked in the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime as the supervisory social/behavioral science research coordinator where she provided consultation, training, and research on violent crime matters. She is currently a consultant with Behavioral Science Education and Consultation Services, Inc. and an adjunct professor.

Philip Erdberg, PhD, is a diplomate in clinical psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a past president of the Society for Personality Assessment, the 1995 recipient of the Society’s Distinguished Contribution Award, and the 2001 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award of the Forensic Mental Health Association of California. He consults in a variety of school, clinical, correctional, and law enforcement settings and is a frequent workshop presenter.


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Like psychologists, law enforcement investigators receive training in how to conduct effective interviews. Indeed, the purpose of any interview is to obtain information about a subject that will be useful in planning a subsequent action. In the case of a clinical psychological interview, this is usually treatment; in the case of a forensic investigative interview, it may be arrest or prosecution. In either case, an essential part of conducting an effective interview is to gear it toward the psychological dynamics of the individual subject - in theory, at least.
But you wouldn't know this from the plethora of courses, guides, and manuals, in both psychology and law enforcement, that take a rigid, one-way-fits-all approach to interview and investigation, as if suspects, witnesses, or patients were all carbon copies of one another. So it is refreshing to see an approach to interviewing that, while still following a basic validated protocol, consciously accommodates itself to the natural diversity of human personality. As a further boon to cross-communication between behavioral science and law enforcement personnel, this book, with some exceptions, uses the standard diagnostic categories of psychology and psychiatry, avoiding some of the idiosyncratic - and occasionally, frankly crackpot - typologies that proliferate unsupportedly in the law enforcement field.
The book takes a user-friendly approach in following a uniform structure for each chapter, consisting of a description of the relevant personality disorder, preparing for the interview, conducting the interview, and key "dos-and-don'ts" points. Each chapter also liberally employs conversational examples to illustrate key concepts, and includes a demonstrative case vignette.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claudia Moscovici on November 16, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Former FBI forensic profiler Craig N. Ackley, along with forensic psychologists Shannon McAulieffe Mack, Kristen Beyer and Philip Erdberg, just published a very interesting book about personality disordered individuals called Investigative and Forensic Interviewing: A Personality-focused Apparoach (Taylor and Francis Publishing Group, 2011). This book is written mainly for those working in the field of criminal justice. It walks readers through the interview process with pathological criminals, via a series of concrete examples and analyses of personality disorders.

The book explains very clearly the psychological characteristics of personality disordered individuals (otherwise known as Cluster B) which includes narcissists, antisocials, psychopaths and borderline personality disordered individuals. Since all of these individuals have a compulsive need to be "in charge" and control others, the authors advise an interview process that gives them the perception of being in control while still maintaining clear professional boundaries and guiding the interview through precise questions. The authors also describe the features of clinically (or marginally) insane individuals, with schizotypal or paranoid characteristics who, unlike Cluster B individuals, are out of touch with reality. In their situation, creating as non-threatening an interview environment as possible is advised.

From my perspective, as someone who runs a psychopathy blog and support group (psychopathyawareness), Investigative and Forensic Interviewing is at least as interesting to victims of psychopaths and other personality disordered individuals as it is to law enforcement officials.
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