to examine by questioning formally or officially.(cops sometimes include beating to get false confessions because in criminal law a confession is the most damning and potent evidence a prosecutor can present during
potent-having a great power influence or effectinvestigators are deliberately trying to elicit incriminating evidence that will be used to prosecute the suspect.
invent or concoct (something) typically with deceitful intent.concoct- to devise using skill and intelligence.
(cops fabricate evidence to secure a confession.)
relating to or using force or threats.
evoke or draw out from someone in reaction to ones own actions or questions.
(perpetrate) perform an act usually with negative connotation. to be responsible for; commit.
require law enforcement officers to inform suspects of their right to remain silent(fifth amendment)and access to legal counsel(sixth amendment)
the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threat.
slippery - slope argument-
allowing or even encouraging behaviors that are generally condemned by society or prohibited in other areas of police work.
gather pertinent information regarding a crime.
interviews usually happen early in an investigation when police have little or no evidence linking a suspect to a crime, and the location is often spontaneously chosen or solely determined by convenience)(pertinent- relevant or applicable to a particular matter)