Conducting Investigative Interviews Who, Why, What, When, Where, and How (Not Everybody you Interview is a Suspect)

John E. Grimes III, CFE, CFI is Keynote Speaker at ComplianceKey. has over 45 years of law enforcement, criminal investigation, loss prevention, fraud examination experience, and teaching experience. John began his law enforcement career with the Baltimore City Police Department where he became a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). John left Baltimore and became a Special Agent with the Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit and was later promoted to Captain of the CID. In 1993, John joined the Amtrak Office of Inspector General/Office of Investigations as ........


Most people believe they can tell when someone is lying, especially if it is someone they know, such as their child, spouse, or a friend. And they probably can. However, they might not have the ability to detect whether someone is telling the truth, is being deceptive, or is lying when conducting an investigative interview and sitting across from the person for the first time. And if they can, they might not be able to articulate how they reached their conclusion. It is critical that skilled interviewers know how to conduct legally acceptable interviews, evaluate the responses, and be able to articulate their conclusions for the official record. 
Interviewing is a craft that involves skill and artistry combined with best practice processes or steps. The craft of interviewing involves understanding the psychology of interviewees, developing the art of human interaction, and applying proven established interviewing steps. A professional interviewer needs to understand what motivates an interviewee, including suspects, witnesses possible witness, and peripheral individuals, to lie. Equally important, interviewers need to understand what motivates an individual to tell the truth. 
Along with this understanding, professional interviewers must be able to detect truth, deception, and lies by applying established best practice interview steps and using learned skill to evaluate verbal, non-verbal, and paralinguistic behavior. 

Why should you attend this webinar?

Investigators must obtain information in order to investigate. Investigative information is gleaned from a variety of sources. For example; Documents; Computers; Cell Phones; Trace Evidence; and People. Some investigators are adept at examining documents looking for clues in pursuit of the investigation. Others have special skills in conducting computer searches and utilizing data analytics to identify anomalies. Trace evidence is examined by specially trained forensic criminalist. And others are talented at human interaction and have learned and developed legally acceptable, ethical techniques to obtain information from people. As of today, and for the foreseeable future, it is people who commit crimes, witness crimes, and have information concerning crimes. Documents and computers (at least for now) do not commit crimes. It is all about people! It is important to understand that not everybody you need to talk to is a suspect. 

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