One of the shifts we are seeing regarding interview and interrogation throughout the United States, Canada and abroad is law enforcement moving away from techniques that are coercive or confrontational in nature to more psychological and narrative base interviewing techniques and strategies. There have been a growing number of stories, documentation and news coverage about false confessions and wrongful convictions that claim to have been the result of improper interview and interrogation techniques. It seems to be a slow process, but it is moving in the right direction.
Training such as Cognitive Interviewing and Investigative Statement Analysis has been proven to obtain much more reliable information from individuals. Using these techniques not only assists in gathering information but also the assessment of that information for accuracy and signs of truthfulness or deception.
One other thing we need to change in law enforcement regarding the training in interview and interrogation techniques is a shift from being "confession-focused" to that of being "truth-focused". This shift in the mindset of the investigators will help to keep the interviews and interrogations on track and in the right direction which is finding the TRUTH in every investigative enquiry.