Tag: investigative interview


Investigative Interviewing Lessons from the Experts

Investigative Interviewing Lessons from the Experts

“Profiling” an interview subject can seem controversial, but it’s a step that is still commonly taken by investigative interviewing experts. In practice, the term actually refers to an assessment of a subject’s lifestyle, relationships, interests, and choices that can lead to accurate conclusions about their likely behavior and response to   Read More


The Voluntary Confession Is Critical

The Voluntary Confession Is Critical

Using threats or promises—whether implicitly or explicitly—in an investigative interview is a questionable practice. Not only does the use of threats or promises to a subject diminish an investigator’s professionalism, but an admission or confession obtained through one of these tactics may be considered untrustworthy or unreliable in criminal or   Read More


Should You Record an Investigative Interview with an Employee?

Should You Record an Investigative Interview with an Employee?

Should investigative interviews of potentially dishonest employees be recorded? Loss prevention executives offered a variety of opinions in the most recent Interviewing column in the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine.

In the column, David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP, enumerate concerns voiced by LP executives   Read More