North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Interrogation Rights

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January 10, 2017 - Canceled Salemburg
February 16, 2017 Edneyville
April 18, 2017 Salemburg
June 14, 2017 Edneyville

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Sworn law enforcement officers.

Course Goal:

Law enforcement officers must be knowledgeable in the laws pertaining to interrogation of suspects and arrestees in order to lawfully apprehend criminal offenders and obtain evidence for use in prosecution.  This course will review interrogation rights in order to enable officers to lawfully and effectively perform their duties.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

  • Review interrogation rights that apply when interviewing a suspect who is not in custody.
  • Discuss ways in which officers can prevent an interview from being “custodial” for purposes of Miranda.
  • Review 5th Amendment Rights that apply during custodial interrogation of suspects and arrestees.
  • Review 6th Amendments Rights that apply to interviews and interrogations of the accused under prosecution.
  • Distinguish the 5th and 6th amendment rules concerning interrogation after the suspect has invoked his interrogation rights.
  • Identify circumstances which may cause an interview or interrogation to be involuntary and recognize consequences of violating the 14th Amendment’s requirement of “voluntariness.”


This course employs lecture, class discussion and an intensive review of judicial decisions (appellate course cases) illustrating the points made throughout the course.

Course Requirements:

This course involves an intensive review of judicial decisions/case law.  Attendance is required at all sessions.


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Course Coordinator:

Marie Hartwell Evitt
Paige Phillips

Length of Course:

One day (8 hours)
 CICP Accredited