Introduction Course goals Subjects Courses


Subjects covered during training

  • Investigations
  • An introduction to investigations - describing the role of interviews during investigations.
  • Human behaviour
  • Identifying and describing personality traits - making use of a tried and proven instrument.
  • Non-verbal behaviour
  • Body movement ("body language") and its relevancy to investigative interviewing.
  • Statement analysis
  • 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
  • Interviewing techniques
  • 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

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