This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Wayne Hoover, CFI discussing the decision whether we should escort an individual to the interview.
When calling an individual to the interview, we really have a couple of options: Should we have them escorted, or should there be no escort. If you have an individual that has evidence on them, you typically want them escorted so that they don’t discard evidence. However, in some cases where they don’t have any known evidence on them you may choose not to use and escort, giving the impression that we’re just having a meeting. This may also take away other excuses during the interview.
All of this depends on the particular situation. Look at the case facts, look at the individual, and make the correct decision to help best manage the situation.
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By focusing on the latest information and research from experts in the field as well as academia, legal and psychological resources, these video tips provide interview and interrogation training techniques that can enhance the skill sets of professionals with backgrounds in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Security, Asset Protection, Human Resources, Auditors or anyone looking to obtain the truth.
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