Investigative Interview Techniques

1 DAY WORKSHOP PACKAGED WITH THE BOOK ON THE TRUTH ABOUT CATCHING LIES

(A practical guide book on conducting interviews in an investigation)

INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEW
Interviews are used extensively by investigators and others to establish the facts of a case, complaint or accuracy of information given. This course conducted by an experienced practitioner will provide participants with the application skills to conduct effective interviews to get the information required.

CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATIVE INTERVIEW 
a)     The 3P Strategy – Planning, Preparation & Presentation
b)    Effective structure and process
c)     Question techniques – formulation & design
d)    Legal issues including admissibility of statements
e)     Practical application on interview road map

This module introduces participants to the various methods employed by leading practitioners to establish truthful information from interviewing subjects. The program provides the effectiveness of adopting the right strategy, acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge including the legal and evidential requirements in conducting interviews. Also included is the mechanics in structuring questions so that skillful subjects are unable to avoid giving meaningful answers to questions posed.  Through experience it was discovered that this is the weakest link of even experienced interviewers.  As such I have designed specific guidelines to deal with various situations like evasiveness including the effective use of follow-up questions.

DETECTING DECEPTION DURING THE INTERVIEW 

a)     Physiological & Psychological factors
b)    Micro facial expressions
c)     Verbal & non-verbal analysis
d)    5Cs lie detection techniqueã
e)     Practical application at various stages

Interviewers must be able to uncover the truth, half-truths and lies from the interviewee.  Granted that even the best trained and experienced interviewers, will not be able to detect lies one hundred percent of the time.  But given the proper training and practice, practitioners can achieve a high successful rate in detecting lies.  They will be taught how to read facial expression and identifying deceptive behavioral responses through non-verbal indicators and inconsistent verbal content. The interview system developed over many years of experience will provide an effective method in evaluating the subject interviewed to obtain the truth. Many local cases will be used including videos on live interviews to allow participants to apply the techniques taught in detecting deception in different types of cases and context.

An insight into the science and art of interrogation using trickery and deception to create a perception that you have all the evidence and admission (or confession) is his best option will be demonstrated in a real case showcasing the 5-step technique used.    

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