Kinesic Interviewing

I perfer those with experience in the Criminal Justice Major. Remember to submit your work following the file naming convention FirstInitial.LastName_M01.docx. For example, J.Smith_M01.docx. Remember that it is not necessary to manually type in the file extension; it will automatically append.

Start by reading and following these instructions:


1. Quickly skim the questions or assignment below and the assignment rubric to help you focus.

2. Read the required chapter(s) of the textbook and any additional recommended resources.  Some answers may require you to do additional research on the Internet or in other reference sources.  Choose your sources carefully.

3. Consider the discussion and the any insights you gained from it.

4. Create your Assignment submission and be sure to cite your sources, use APA style as required, check your spelling. Paper will be submitted to Turn In It.


5.The length of this assignment is 1500-1750 words.


Assignment:  Provide 500 – 600 words for each of the prompts below  –Essay Questions:

1.  All defense mechanisms have qualities in common which involve the use of deception and the eleven different forms of ego-defense mechanisms. List and explain these forms of ego-defense. 

2. Your text outlines the sole two general forms of child molester. Describe what each is and how they could be recognized in an interview/interrogation situation.


3. The stress-response states are merely the “disguise of reality”. Describe how an interviewer recognizes the stress-response states and how to shatter the “disguise of reality” they produce.

4. Express yourself on the comparison of several types of crimes and the criminals associated with them, as a way to grasp the proper approach and methods of interrogation that are needed in each case.