Educing Information: Interrogation Science and Art

National Defense Intelligence College, Center for Strategic Intelligence Research

Intelligence officers are expected to gain accurate information from detainees or prisoners and thus need to know “what works” in “educing” information through interrogation, strategic debriefing and information elicitation. This book presents the work of 13 specialists in law, psychology, military intelligence, neuroscience, computer science, conflict management and library science. The authors review what is known and not known about educing information. This book is in the hands of many field interrogators, government psychologists and others who train and educate personnel in Educing Information.

Book review by Loch K. Johnson