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David E. Zulawski, CFI, CFE, and Shane G. Sturman, CFI, CPP

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Zulawski and Sturman are executives in the investigative and training firm of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates (w-z.com). Zulawski is a senior partner, and Sturman is president. Sturman is also a member of ASIS International’s Retail Loss Prevention Council. They can be reached at 800-222-7789 or via email at dzulawski (at) w-z (dot) com and ssturman (at) w-z (dot) com.
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Why You Should Use an Investigation Timeline

As cases become more complex with interwoven events, meetings, and people, the interviewer needs a simplified approach to help remember and understand the case.

Life Is Like a Circle: Part Three

In part one of this series, we talked about organizing the harassment investigation based on the complaint, the individual who made the outcry, and...
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What Happens after Wicklander-Zulawski Training?

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?

Life Is Like a Circle: Part Two

In part one of this article, we addressed some of the preliminary historical basis for investigating sexual harassment claims and internal investigations. We also...

Life Is Like a Circle: Part One

Life is like a circle. What goes around comes around, and karma catches up with people. The recent uproar over sexual harassment allegations seemed...
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The Debate around Recording Interviews

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...

Random Lessons from the Room: Part Four

We ended our last column with a short discussion of the value of developing a timeline of events to organize the case and help...

Random Lessons from the Room: Part Three

This is the third in a series of articles where we will discuss lessons that we have learned over the years while interviewing tens...

Random Lessons from the Room: Part Three

This is the third in a series of articles where we will discuss lessons that we have learned over the years while interviewing tens...

Random Lessons from the Room: Part Two

This is the second in a series of articles where we will discuss lessons that we have learned over the years while interviewing tens...
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