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  • Monday, June 24 | 1:50-3:05 PM


    CPE Credit: 1.5

    Level: Advanced

    Recommended Prerequisite: Experience conducting investigative interviews

    Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

    The world of investigative interviewing and the methods taught to corporate interviewers and law enforcement practitioners are at a critical crossroads. Courts are increasingly questioning the tactics used by investigators to obtain confessions. Many investigators are taught interview tactics derived from the REID technique, which encourages them to focus on verbal and nonverbal cues of lie detection, and employ tactics focused primarily on obtaining a confession. Many of these techniques equip investigators with tools to obtain a confession, but such confessions are highly scrutinized by the courts.


    This session will explain the risks associated with the admission-seeking investigative mindset, including an examination of the current studies on lie-detection research and emerging trends in the interviewing profession. This includes the PEACE model of interviewing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to view real-life compelling interview confession footage to help you put theory into practice.

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Compare current interview methodologies to determine which tactics are most effective in varying circumstances
    • Evaluate emerging trends in investigative interviewing
    • Assess strategies that are suitable for a corporate interview environment to elicit ethical and legal confessions
    Scott Porter, CPA, DIFA, CFF

    Senior Investigator, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

    Scott Porter has been a Senior Investigator of Professional Conduct at CPA Ontario for the past 12 years, where he conducts numerous interviews with CPAs alleged of committing professional misconduct, including fraud. Prior to that, Porter served as a manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group for eight years.


    Porter has done multiple presentations to investigators across Canada and the U.S. on conducting effective interviews.


    Porter co-authored the article Teaching Interviewing Techniques to Forensic Accountants is Critical, which was published in the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. Porter is also a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.

  • Scott Porter, CPA, DIFA, CFF

    Senior Investigator, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario

    Scott Porter has been a Senior Investigator of Professional Conduct at CPA Ontario for the past 12 years, where he conducts numerous interviews with CPAs alleged of committing professional misconduct, including fraud. Prior to that, Porter served as a manager with PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ forensic accounting group for eight years.


    Porter has done multiple presentations to investigators across Canada and the U.S. on conducting effective interviews.


    Porter co-authored the article Teaching Interviewing Techniques to Forensic Accountants is Critical, which was published in the Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting. Porter is also a member of the journal’s Editorial Advisory Board.

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