Mark was interviewed in this BuzzFeed article on how evidence-based research is now being used to improve the practice of interrogation and discusses how it’s critical for the Army Field Manual to be reviewed and research findings incorporated.
Mark co-authored an article published in Police Chiefs Magazine about how research can improve the practice of interrogation and how the research studies offer an unprecedented perspective on the challenges, successes and mediations of overcoming resistance and collecting important information from non-cooperative sources.
USA Today reporter Kevin Johnson interviews mark about the creation of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG) and how law enforcement officials are starting to incorporate evidence-based research to improve their interview and interrogation training programs. Mark told USA Today:”Many of us made our bones by getting bad guys to confess to crimes. We’re challenging that identity by suggesting that you may not have been as effective as you think,”
Mark told LBC there’s been no evidence to establish that the infliction of abuse or pain or torture would result in the acquisition of accurate or reliable information and that it is counter productive, as it hardens resistance and results in tainted or flawed intelligence.
Human Rights First released a letter that twenty-six national security professionals that signed a letter to all presidential candidates in September 2015. The letter urged the candidates to publicly reject torture as it is illegal, counterproductive, and detrimental to national security.
Mark told McClatchy that the recent scientific research has proved what seasoned interrogators have known for years: rapport-based techniques produce much better intelligence than coercion.
US News published an interview Associated Press reporter Deb Riechmann wrote where she interviewed Mark about how Appendix M could open the door to the types of abuses we have seen before.
Kevin Davis wrote about Mark’s ILEETA Conference presentation in an Officer.Com Magazine article “State of the Art: The 2016 ILEETA Conference.”