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Interview and Interrogation Training: Assumptive Questions

This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tips from the archive, provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, feature Wayne Hoover, CFI, looking at the soft accusation assumptive question during an interview.

IAI Announces Bryan Barlow, CFI as Newest Board Member

The International Association of Interviewers (IAI) is proud to announce their newest advisory board member, Bryan Barlow, CFI. Bryan Barlow, CFI, joined the Chicago Police...

Interview and Interrogation Training: Behavioral Norm

In this week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip from the archives, provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, Brett Ward, CFI, divisional vice president of client relations and business development for WZ, asks, “How important is the development of the behavioral norm?”

Interview and Interrogation Training: Risks of Being Too Specific

It's important, when you strategize your introductory statement, that we keep it non-confrontational and general enough to get the optimal way for you to get the most amount of truth from that conversation. Learn more in this week's NEW video tip.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Preparation for Development of the Admission

Sometimes when we conduct an investigation, we're so focused on the specific incident or type of crime that was committed that we forget to think outside the box about what else that person could have done. Check out this week's video tip for more.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Keys to the Written Statement

Often, at the end of an interview, we as the interviewers become mentally drained and exhausted. As a result, we sometimes take shortcuts on the written statement. That's really a dangerous and costly mistake. Check out the video tip for this week - and check out a bonus tip from the archives!

Interview and Interrogation Training: Investigative Prep Question Structure (Part 4 of 4)

Prior to walking in and having the conversation, many people, especially those who have certifications, can define the differences between a fact-finding question and a behavioral question–yet still sometimes during the interview, misplace these.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Investigative Prep Selective Interview (Part 3 of 4)

If you're working a multi-party investigation, I would highly recommend that you use the same pool of questions for each person. You do not want multiple people to be separated during an investigation and find out that different questions were used.

Interview and Interrogation Training: Investigative Prep Rationalizations (Part 2 of 4)

I want to challenge you to broaden your scope when it comes to rationalizations. Think through different topics and rationalizations that you would be willing to wear in public: things like "exhaustion," or "lack of control."

Interview and Interrogation Training: Investigative Prep Anticipating Denials (Part 1 of 4)

It's amazing how witty we are when it's twenty seconds too late. But when we're in that room and people are uncomfortable, we need to anticipate both emphatic and explanatory denials, handle them properly, and return to rationalization.
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