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Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

Employee Theft

Interview and Interrogation Training: Withholding Evidence

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI, discussing the importance of withholding key evidence during an interview or interrogation.

The term “withholding” really means keeping the information within the investigative resources, meaning you (and maybe your witness) is aware of

Interview and Interrogation Training: Rationalizing in the Third Person

Employee Theft

Interview and Interrogation Training: Rationalizing in the Third Person

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing the importance of rationalizing in the third person.

The term “third person” really means the avoidance of the word “you” and instead using words like “he,” “she,” “they,” or “that.” When we

Interview and Interrogation Training: Using the Participatory Approach

Employee Theft

Interview and Interrogation Training: Using the Participatory Approach

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing how to use the participatory approach during the interview.

The participatory approach is specifically used when there’s circumstantial evidence or that there’s a possibility that your subject might have an excuse, an

Interview and Interrogation Training: Identifying the Appropriate Rationalization

Employee Theft

Interview and Interrogation Training: Identifying the Appropriate Rationalization

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Dave Thompson, CFI discussing identifying the appropriate rationalization during the interview.

When we rationalize with a subject, what we do is allow the subject to save face. We show understanding by realizing that sometimes good people