I have a case where the criminal, an apparently nonviolent thief, just got away, and the last person to see him was a police consultant, who he tied up and talked at for some ten minutes before escaping. The criminal dropped some very oblique hints that he has information on another case, this one a kidnapping.
So my questions are:
How does a debriefing work? (I'm guessing they'll have the consultant go through the event and then ask questions, is this right?) Is it a debriefing, or would it be called something else like questioning or a witness statement? Are there differences between getting information out of an officer, cooperative witness, and cooperative victim? Does it make a difference if the consultant's a minor (seventeen)? And most importantly, what sorts of questions will they ask the consultant?
I wasn't even entirely sure what to google, but I tried "how does a debriefing work", "police debriefing", "military debriefing" (since this was the closest I found to police), and "debriefing questions", and mostly got "it happens" and "general guidelines in psychological research". Wikipedia offered about the same. I also looked through the tags here under "japan: gov't: law enforcement" and "usa: gov't: law enforcement", because I've adapted from American systems before when I couldn't find how the Japanese worked.
(I think I have the tags right? Sorry if I don't, it's my first post.)