For Law Enforcement and Investigators
BELIEF Interviewing Model
This narrative-based model of investigative interviewing improves the mindset of the interviewer along with the questioning strategy and approach they use when conducting investigative interviews or criminal interrogations, helping to gather accurate and reliable information, identify deception and reach the truth in their investigative inquiries.
Investigative Statement Analysis; Truth through what they S.A.I.D.
This training provides proven techniques to help identify deception as well as truthfulness within language. Students will learn the psychological differences between the truthful and deceptive mindset and how stress associated with deception often manifests subconsciously within the individuals choice of words revealing the hidden truth. Many times even the motive for the crime will be identified through careful analysis, which often goes undetected by investigators who have not received training in this powerful technique.
Cognitive Interviewing; Improving Witness Memory and Recall
When we interview victims and witnesses, we are extracting information form their memory. Understanding how memory works will not only allow the investigator to gather more accurate and reliable information from victims and witnesses, it will also help to identify information that is NOT coming from memory and thus, may be deceptive or unreliable.
Tactical Interviewing & Detecting Deception
Students will learn questioning strategies to gather information, enhance victim and witness memory, and learn key principles of statement analysis to help them distinguish between truthfulness and deception. We will also shed light on some myths about lie detection and discuss what works and what doesn't when trying to detect deception and lies in other people. Learn how to use principles of persuasion & influence during interviews and interrogations.
Interviews of Post-Shooting and High-Stress Events
Law enforcement officers experience stressful events on a regular basis throughout their career. There are times during which the stress level is greatly magnified such as in the aftermath of police-involved shootings, high-speed pursuits, or response to traumatic, chaotic and quickly evolving situations. Understanding how stress impacts memory and recall of information, how information is processed under pressure, and knowing how to effectively conduct interviews following such event is crucial gathering accurate facts and information following such events.
Situational Awareness/Mindfulness within Investigative Interviews
Situational awareness for most people is nonexistent. They meander about plugged into their cellphones while walking into traffic or fixed objects, oblivious to their surroundings. However, situational awareness for law enforcement is crucial. Mindfulness is an aspect of situational awareness which had permeated businesses such as those in the Fortune 500, as well as emergency services and the military, medical providers, firefighters and law enforcement professionals. Understanding and practicing mindfulness can enhance your ability to conduct effective interviews and interrogations.
Intelligent Interviewing; Social & Emotional Intelligence within Investigative Interviews
Within the high-tech world in which we live, there is a very real concern that interpersonal skills are being eroded. Even highly intelligent people can lack interpersonal skills necessary to connect with people effectively. Developing your social and emotional intelligence will dramatically improve you ability to communicate and connect with people, both personally and professionally, and improve your outcomes within investigative interviews and criminal interrogations as well.