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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.
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Liar, Liar! Why Aren’t Their Pants on Fire?

Behavior is an important part of communication but should not be solely used to classify the subject as innocent or guilty.

Understanding the Rules of Engagement for Interviewing

There are numerous parts of an investigation or an interview that are consistently under review for policy or legislative changes.
How am I supposed to rationalize this

How Am I Supposed to Rationalize This?

Showing empathy to a subject during an interview can sometimes be a difficult and confusing task for the interviewer.

You Call That a Success? Think Again

That next time you pick up the phone after an interview, set a new standard and redefine what it means to be “successful.”
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