Here are my thoughts on posting the REID 9 Step Method. It is of little use for the general public to read and understand the actual format, and here is why I say that. The REID 9 Step Method was NOT designed for side of the road questioning. It is a structured interview process done in a room after a Behavioral Analysis Interview (BAI) is completed and/or the evidence at hand is overwhelming and shows the subject is involved in something. Note that this is just not my opinion; it is what REID teaches in their interview and interrogation courses.
On the other hand their course DOES teach the use of bait/leading questions in order to trip up a guilty suspect. They primarily teach the use of these types of questions for the initial encounter/investigation and or the BAI. Listing some of these types of questions with examples of how investigators can twist things around might be helpful to the average OCer since this is what they WILL face at the initial encounter at the side of the road.
The best piece of advice that can be given to anyone who ends up in an accusatory interview is for them to clearly invoke their right to remain silent and demand a lawyer. After clearly stating that they should say nothing more without the advice and direction of legal counsel. If a suspect is put in an interview room and hasnít invoked the 5th at the time of the investigator makes the initial accusation, they will usually forget about this right and allow themselves to dig their hole a lot deeper as the investigator goes through the REID 9 Step Method.
Again, this is just MY opinion and not a slam for anyone who thinks the REID 9 Step Method needs to be posted.