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Why Are Educators Learning How to Interrogate Their Students? [The New Yorker]

Wednesday, March 30, 2016  
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Interrogating Students


For several years, teachers in eight states have been attending trainings in which they learn an abbreviated version of the Reid Technique – an interrogation technique used by police officers, private security, and insurance fraud investigators. This interrogation technique is taught to teachers despite the fact that research has shown juveniles are vulnerable to false confession, that the Reid training influences the perception of juveniles by the people who use it, and that such techniques increase the number of youth who end up in the school-to-prison pipeline.


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