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David Thompson, CFI, is an instructor and manager of investigations and consulting with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (WZ). He handles a variety of investigations, as well as conducting interviews and interrogations across a wide spectrum of clients and diverse cases. As a speaker for WZ, Thompson has presented at seminars and conferences, hosted a variety of webinars, and conducted live broadcasts of training. His educational background is in the field of psychology and criminal justice, while his professional experience is mainly focused on the private sector. He can be reached at DThompson (at) w-z (dot) com or on Twitter @DThompsonWZ.

W-Z Video: Questions about Interview Laws and Policies

Three different questions have come up recently in our seminars related to interviewing: confidentiality, interviewing juveniles or minors, and recording the conversation. Here is...

W-Z Video: Challenging Evidence in the Interview

I'm Dave Thompson, CFI and today I want to talk about the importance of challenging your evidence during the investigation before you ever conduct...

W-Z Video: Risks of Leaving Interview Subjects Or Witnesses Alone

I'm Dave Thompson with the Wicklander-Zulawski, and today I want to talk about the risks of leaving your subject alone in the interview room. When I say subject, that means it could be the suspect or implicated person, a witness, or even the victim or complainant of some type of crime, fraud, or employee relations issue.
interview and interrogation techniques, WZ

Interview and Interrogation Techniques in ‘Making a Murderer’

There are several theories and strategies when it comes to the practice of investigative interview and interrogation techniques. In the past several decades, this...
interview and interrogation techniques, WZ

Netflix’s Making a Murderer: The Omission of Critical Facts Creates Bias

The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer has caused an outcry for justice in a system that is perceived by many as unjust. Taking social...

Netflix’s Making a Murderer: An Interrogator’s Perspective of the Criminal Investigation

Dave Thompson, CFI is the Manager of Investigations and Consulting for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates. Thompson shares his perspective on the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer,"...
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