NEW YORK – Feb. 26, 2018 – Brian Leslie, a forensic Expert in Coercive Interrogation techniques with Criminal Case Consultants Inc. (www.criminalcaseconsultants.com) says by law enforcement taking more time to vet witness and victims during interviewswould reduce instances of wrongful conviction.
When police conduct criminal investigations using what Leslie refers to as a deductive method of investigation, can result in targeting innocent persons. A deductive method of investigation is where an initial theory is formed based on information provided to the officer by un-vetted witnesses or victimsand in some cases confidential informants, disallowing adverse or exculpatory evidence that might be inconsistent with the initial theory formed by the officer. How law enforcement vet those individuals and the information they provide will depend on the predisposition of the officer. A predisposed officer, who has formed an opinion based on emotion not evidence, will potentially disallow information that is adverse to the officer’s initial theory causing the officer to target the wrong suspect or create the appearance of evidence when it doesn’t exists. Predisposition is also a main reason why officers subconsciously and consciously engage in profiling of specific groups. Leslie says by using an inductive method of investigation, it detaches the officer from the emotional elements of the case allowing an analytical vetting and scoring process to exist. This simply means that the officer firstly scores the witnesses credibility and secondly the information the witness or victim provides. This inductive process forces the officer to accept all information provided by all sources then categorize it by relevance and credibility.
Leslie says that an officer who spends a great deal of time policing higher crime neighborhoods could develop a predisposition and perhaps a tendency to profile specific racial groups connecting them to specific types of crime. Having his type of predisposition can eventually result in instances of police misconduct and ultimately wrongful conviction. Leslie, who has many years of pervious law enforcement experience both in management and major crime investigation, says law enforcement need to spend less time focused on getting convictions and more time spent getting to the truth during the investigative process.
Brian Leslie is retained as an expert on major criminal cases in both the United States and Canada as well as by the United States Military. Leslie’s area of expertise is in Coercive Interrogation Techniques, Coercive Interviews relating to witnesses and victims as well as Investigative Methods used by law enforcement.
About Criminal Case Consultants Inc.:
Criminal Case Consultants Inc. is a specialized Forensic Consulting Experts Firm. Brian Leslie who is the company’s CEO is retained as an expert on major criminal cases in both the United States and Canada as well as by the United States Military. Leslie’s area of expertise is in Coercive Interrogation Techniques, Coercive Interviews relating to witnesses and victims as well as Investigative Methods used by law enforcement.
Company Name: Criminal Case Consultants Inc.
Contact Person: Brian Leslie
Address:1967 Wehrle Drive Suite #1 – Unit 126.
State: NY 14221
Country: United States