CrimeCon Experience Series: The Interrogation Room

This session is mandatory.

Okay, it’s not really, but it is one session you should definitely try to fit into your schedule. There will be audience participation, interactive activities, and live demonstrations. Of what? You’ll have to show up and see.

When we see police interrogating suspects on our favorite tv shows, we sort of know what to expect: the large two-way mirror; the cold metal table under a blinding, bare light in an otherwise poorly-lit room; the screams that can only be the results of broken pinkies.

But it probably comes as no surprise to us diehards that real-life police interrogations are not exactly like this. We’ve seen security footage from real witness and suspect interrogations and know they can look quite normal and calm. Sometimes they even look easy. They rarely are.

Many of us believe that we’re smart enough that we wouldn’t crumble under pressure. But are we? Really? When you’re in questioning with the police, you’re dealing with the pros. They’ve spent years perfecting the techniques that draw out the crucial information they need, whether you know you’re giving it to them or not.

In the Interrogation Experience, you’ll witness a live interrogation exhibiting the most effective and high-pressure ways that law enforcement gets perps to spill the details. The best part of this session is that it will be performed and led by real-life profiler Jim Clemente and his crew from X-G Productions (psst! They’re the team the consults on Criminal Minds!).

How long do you think you would last before you cracked? Show up and find out!

What you’ll learn:

  • Different types of interrogation techniques
  • How to "read between the lines" of the interrogators' questions
  • The pressure and stress of an interrogation

Sessions available:

  • Sunday, 9:30-10:45
  • Sunday, 11:30a-12:45p