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Industry Pioneer Dave Zulawski Announces His Retirement

A long-time mentor, innovator, and thought leader across the industry, David Zulawski has announced his retirement effective Jan. 31, 2021.

Random or Planned? Do Some Offenders Want to Be Caught?

The dumb criminal is likely to be one who becomes careless because of past successes, much like the liar who lies when it is unnecessary.

Timeline: Another Interviewing Tool

The timeline interview is useful in situations where there are multiple individuals, locations, or conversations that must be investigated.

Storytelling: Expanding Empathy and Showing Understanding in Interviews

The investigator uses stories to build a connection with the subject, showing understanding, sharing empathy, and building rapport.

W-Z VIDEO: Acknowledge Social Distancing and the Witness in Telephone Interviewing

If you need to conduct an integrity issue over the phone in today’s environment, you should start by reminding your subject of CDC recommendations.

Storytelling: Part 1

Why do we use a story when we rationalize? Stories help us put an order to the chaotic patterns and details of our existence.

Types of Denials

When a suspect denies involvement at the onset of an interrogation, it will be extremely difficult to persuade them to change their mind. The...

W-Z Video: When to Use a Telephone Interview

There are a lot of different things to take into consideration when you are considering using a phone or video interview versus face to face. Here are some things to consider.
Confessions of a Forensic Interviewer

Stefanie Hoover with Phone Interview Tips for Superheroes

As we all get used to a new normal, hopefully you’ll get excited about the prospect of phone interviewing. Here are some boiled down tips as a refresher.

Using Video Technology for Conducting Remote Interviews

In part one of this series, we discussed the increased need in today’s restrictive climate for investigators to conduct remote interviews. Now, we want to dive into technology that is becoming increasingly more popular for remote workers—the use of video conferencing platforms to communicate.