Mark Fallon discusses science of interviewing on LI News Radio

CERL Advisory Council member Mark Fallon joined LI News Radio to discuss his three-decade career in government service, including his role as Deputy Commander of the military task force established to bring terrorists to justice before Military Commissions in Guantánamo Bay, and the science of effective interviewing. According to Fallon:

“There has been research—over 120 projects and probably over 200 research studies—that have been commissioned since 2010 when President Obama took office and established what is called the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), which is the first time in 50 years that the government dedicated any substantial resources into the science of interviewing and interrogation. What these studies have revealed is some true scientific approaches that we can very effectively [use to] elicit reliable information from witnesses, suspects, and victims without the collateral damage of those legacy tactics that are very coercive in nature…”

Mark Fallon spent over three decades as a national security professional, principally as a special agent with NCIS. He has conducted interrogations in the United States and internationally and chaired the three-agency Research Committee of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group. Fallon was a member of the 15-person international steering committee of experts overseeing the development of the Méndez Principles on Effective Interviewing for Investigations and Information Gathering. He is also the director of ClubFed, LLC. Read his bio here.

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