• Netflix’s Making a Murderer: An Interrogator’s Perspective

    By DJ
    In January 28, 2016
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    The Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” is causing an outcry for justice in a perceived unjust system.  The 10-part documentary depicts for the viewer a perspective of Wisconsinite Steven Avery, and his nephew Brendan Dassey as they travel through the many layers of the criminal justice system.  This series...
  • 5 Kickstarters to your New Year’s Resolutions

    By DJ
    In January 4, 2016
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    Creating New Year’s Resolutions is an annual tradition of creating a wish-list for ourselves that usually falls by the wayside by Valentine’s Day. Think about the resolutions you’ve made in years past.  You may have resolved to establish a workout routine and a healthier eating plan.  Maybe you resolved...
  • A Tale of Two Headlines: Persuading vs. Reporting

    By DJ
    In September 18, 2015
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    Guilty or Innocent?  Right or Wrong? Apparently it depends on which article you read and the author’s motive. In a culture where the most controversial stories result in better ratings, it is inevitable that these persuasive reports will exist.  However, it causes unfair and unjust consequences for those parties...
  • Top 5 Ways to Build Rapport: Whether It’s an Interview or a First Date

    By DJ
    In May 13, 2015
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    Are you one of those people that can connect with anyone?  Do you know someone that seems to make friends anywhere they go?  Sure, this could be for a number of reasons – but most importantly these people have a skill in building rapport. People relate with other people...
  • Go Behind the Scenes with WZ: Assigning the Best Interviewer

    By DJ
    In April 10, 2015
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    A large source of Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) training material and ongoing research comes from our very own Investigative Division.  Within this division, we get contacted by organizations, both private and public, to assist or lead in an investigation.   Once we take on the investigation, part of the process includes deciding...