© D.L. Crumbley
Chance of Confession
John Baldwin found in 600 investigative interviews that 35.7 percent of suspects confessed from the outset and an additional 16.2 percent confessed initially to part of the allegation.
“Police Interviewing Techniques,” British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 33, 1993.
William Morrisette Believes that “an investigator who properly identifies and implements the appropriate investigative communication type should be able to achieve an 85 percent confession rate through basic interrogation and a 95 percent rate by way of advanced interrogation.”