Bringing PEACE to the United States: A Framework for Investigative Interviewing

Information determines the direction and outcome of any investigation. With police investigations, a significant portion of the information collected comes from interviews with victims, witnesses, and suspects, which means these interviews must be skillfully performed. However, few investigators have an innate ability to carry out investigative interviews with the necessary levels of skill and sensitivity expected by the public and the criminal justice system—it takes training and practice to develop this ability.