The voluntariness of a confession can be challenged in civil proceedings, when statements are obtained through the interviewer’s use of threats and promises. In other words, an involuntary confession is generally useless.
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Articles by David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP
We read with interest the Women of Loss Prevention survey in the May-June and July-August 2018 editions of LP Magazine. From our own experience during the last 35 years, we have seen a significant change in the genders, racial mixture, and ages of those attending our training programs. When we
Investigative interviewing techniques include profiling, anticipating problems, and asking what the fact giver wants to know.
As cases become more complex with interwoven events, meetings, and people, the interviewer needs a simplified approach to help remember and understand the case.
In part one of this series, we talked about organizing the harassment investigation based on the complaint, the individual who made the outcry, and company policy. We also addressed the order in which interviews should be conducted and the importance of a complete and thorough conversation with the complainant. This
In situations where a subject reverts to “I don’t remember,” it is generally a means of defending himself without having to admit to participation in a particular act.
A lot of those called on to evaluate interviewers within an organization are long removed from the field, and their initial training in interviewing is probably dated. So are they reinforcing the class’s learning objectives?
In part one of this article, we addressed some of the preliminary historical basis for investigating sexual harassment claims and internal investigations. We also talked about organizing the investigation and creating a general strategy for those who need to be interviewed. In part two, we will discuss some of the
Life is like a circle. What goes around comes around, and karma catches up with people. The recent uproar over sexual harassment allegations seemed like déjà vu to us, maybe because we are older than many of our readers. Thinking back to what was so familiar got us to thinking
As most of you know, we have been actively recording our interviews since we opened our doors as Wicklander-Zulawski in 1982. While we use the recorded interviews to illustrate the techniques in our training sessions, we also use them as a means to monitor and measure our investigators. If a