Subjects covered during training
An introduction to investigations - describing the role of interviews during investigations.
Identifying and describing personality traits - making use of a tried and proven instrument.
Body movement ("body language") and its relevancy to investigative interviewing.
The examination / analysis of the unstructured statement of a witness or suspect to determine the credibility of such a statement independent of case facts
Active listening skills
Applying listening skills during interviews
The structured interview - basic interviewing techniques
Cognitive interviewing techniques
Advanced interviewing techniques
Functions of memory
Memory functions applicable to investigative interviewing
Interrogation and the handling of confessions
Confronting the guilty suspect and providing a model to handle confessions
Moral and legal aspects of investigative interviewing
Legal aspects concerning interviewing as well as the admissibility of confessions are dealt with