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David Thompson, CFI, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP

David Thompson, CFI is the president and partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, providing investigative interview and interrogation training to a global audience. He has served as a subject-matter expert in developing curriculum and providing consultation to investigators, attorneys, and the academic community. He can be reached at dthompson@w-z.com. Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP, is the CEO and senior partner of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates and has led this international training organization for over a decade. Sturman has provided training for WZ for a variety of clients over the last twenty years. He is also a member of ASIS International’s Retail Loss Prevention Council. He can be reached at 800-222-7789 or at ssturman@w-z.com.

Articles

A Global Standard of Interviewing

Investigative interview training, guidelines, and expectations have grown significantly over the last several years from “the way we’ve always done it” to a global movement of standardization.

Interviewing: The Closed-Ended Conundrum

Resist the urge to “interrogate” when your goal is to obtain as much information as possible. Be a better listener and you’ll be amazed at what you may have been missing.

Bringing Science into the Interview Room

The words 'scientific method' may bring back haunting memories of chemistry and biology class, but the tried and true tactic can be incredibly useful when conducting LP interviews. Here, David Thompson and Shane G. Sturman from Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates explain just how to implement the method during interrogations.
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I Did It, But…

Obtaining a confession may be one of the possible successful conclusions of an interview, it goes far beyond hearing somebody say, “I did it.”

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