Interviewing witnesses and suspects is an important part of the investigation process, as critical information is often gained from these sources. Fundamental to the success of any interview, however, is asking the right questions to extract the required information. In order to ask the right questions, first you need to understand what relevant and admissible evidence the witness or suspect is expected to provide. That is why it’s important to review your case prior to interview and plan properly to ensure successful execution. Once you receive the answers, you can then assess the information within the scope of your inquiry and analyse it against the backdrop of the information you have already gathered.
This session will focus on the three critical components of the interview process: planning and conducting an interview, the use of advanced interview techniques in gathering information from witnesses and suspects, and the detection of deception through listening and observing.
You Will Learn How To:
- Review evidence to prepare for an interview
- Compare emerging techniques to elicit information
- Discern clues to someone’s truthfulness based on verbal and nonverbal choices
Recommended Prerequisites: Professional experience as an interviewer
Field of Study: Communications and Marketing