Conducting effective interviews of witnesses and suspects can be challenging for even the most seasoned investigator, and numerous factors—from the interviewing approach used, to the number of interviewers, to the power dynamics at play—can affect
your ability to effectively gather information from the interviewee.
In this session, a panel of experienced investigative interviewers will share their perspectives about whether and how gender plays a role in these situations. You will learn about their experiences navigating gender dynamics in interview situations,
how they have handled gender-based preconceptions as interviewers, and tactics to make (often incorrect) stereotypical gender characteristics work for you in your own interviews.
You Will Learn How To:
- Recognize gender-based preconceptions that might be present in investigative interviews
- Determine whether and how gender plays a role in investigative interviews
- Identify ways to overcome gender stereotypes to conduct effective interviews
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of and experience with the fundamentals of interviewing
Field of Study: Communications and Marketing