Select Rationalization was used for the ORC subject. Rationalizations were noted to fall within two categories concerning the ORC subject. The first is Motivation and the second is the Decision to Continue. The Motivation rationalization was normally detected by the interviewer through on time behavior and led them towards a rational decision to confess. The Decision to Continue rationalization tended to be displayed by the subject through their posture changing to an open position and resulted in an emotional decision to confess in a majority of the subjects.
A tactic found to be effective during ORC interviews involved using a choice question in tandem with a rationalization in order for the subject to relate. “Did you get involved because you wanted to break the law and make quick money or could you not find a job?”
The interviewer should use a selection of Motivation rationalizations with conventional delivery and interpretation. The most common Motivation rationalizations are:
- Finance (can’t find work)
- Peer Pressure
- Family involvement in the ring
The rationalization for their ‘Decision to Continue’ should be framed around fear and commitment. Individuals continuing to be involved in ORC activity were found to be doing so out of the fear of consequences or retaliation for quitting or turning an admission. Commitment to one or more of the ORC members out of Love, Obligation, or Dependence was also a common theme.
The interviewer should use a selection of Motivation rationalizations with conventional delivery and interpretation. The most common rationalizations for ‘Decision to Continue’ are:
- Fear of retaliation
- Fear of prior Threat
- Love for one of the members
- Dependence on one of the members
- An obligation of some nature