Investigative Interviewing

Investigative Interviewing (Enhanced)
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What the training covers

  • The seven Principles of Investigative Interviewing
  • Planning an interview using the PEACE model guidance to obtain best evidence
  • How to conduct pre interview briefings and disclosure with legal representatives
  • The importance of describing the procedures to the interviewee before the interview commences
  • How to effectively build rapport
  • The use of Conversation Management techniques to elicit information
  • The importance of allowing the suspect to provide a full account
  • Developing topics for further discussion
  • The use pauses and silence correctly and effectively
  • How to handle difficult situations in a professional manner and describe courses of action to address them
  • Identifying potential security and welfare issues
  • The rights and roles of victims, witnesses and suspects or anyone else involved in the interview
  • How to professionally handle the presence of third parties
  • The correct handling of exhibits
  • Sections 76 and 78 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE)Act 1984 and what makes evidence inadmissible
  • The appropriate communication methods for checking the meaning and accuracy of the information provided, and challenging a suspect’s account
  • When and how to introduce ‘evidence of bad character’ in an interview
  • The Cognitive Interview instructions when interviewing witnesses
  • Through role play, how to successfully audio record an interview within the constraints of the legislation, applying the requirements of the PACE Act 1984 and Codes of Practice
  • Evaluating performance as an interviewer and identifying any learning points from it

Students have the opportunity to assess their learning through the completion of a multiple choice question test and, on successful completion, receive a certificate to evidence their Continuing Professional Development.  The course is delivered by experienced and qualified Counter Fraud trainers who are subject matter experts in the field of investigative interviewing.


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