A Compendium of Law Relating to the Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations

Chicago lawyer Thomas Sullivan has created a summary of the law and practice of state and local governments and federal agencies in making electronic recordings of custodial interrogations. In the years Sullivan has been studying this issue, he has never encountered a police officer in a department that records interrogations who, given the option, would return to making handwritten notes during interviews. For jurors to see as well as hear the events surrounding an alleged confession or incriminating statement is a forward step in the search for the truth.