The string of terror attacks in the UK has increased pressure on police to identify and disrupt terrorist plots early. This requires fast and effective interrogations of family, friends and supporters of attackers.
You might imagine this means tough questioning that is extremely stressful to the detainee. But according to Laurence Alison, a softer approach tends to achieve hard results.
Professor Alison is Director of the Centre for Critical and Major Incident Psychology at the University. He is an expert in interrogation techniques of which he states: “Empathy, respect and careful listening are powerful tools in the hands of the most effective negotiators.”
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