Two Interrogation Cases Watched in Class

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Joshua L. Tuttle The first interrogation we watched in class was that of a 20-year-old named Joshua Tuttle. Mr. Tuttle was being charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He was messaging and supposed to be meeting up with a girl named Jesse who he thought was 13 or 14. Joshua was the focus of a sting operation and has been featured on the television program “To Catch a Predator”. When we picked up on the interrogation, Joshua was sitting across the table from the interrogator. Joshua’s chair was pushed up against the wall and in the corner of the room. This is good because it is supposed to make him uncomfortable. The table that sat between Joshua and the interrogator was cluttered with papers. This is not good because this gives the suspect something to look at besides the interrogator, which in turn can change the suspect’s body language and or answers. During the interrogation Joshua was very emotionless and slouched in his chair. He had glassed was wearing a black t-shirt with a gold cross necklace hanging out and blue jeans. At the beginning he was very calm when answering the “easy” questions, like what his name is or where he lived, but as the questions became related to his arrest he became more silent. He seemed to be disorganized and didn’t answer all the questions and paused quite a bit, but seemed to be telling the truth for the most part. For example, he was not sure when he started talking to the girl, and when he was asked

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