5 Reasons Your Rationalization Stinks

This webinar will provide insight into choosing and telling the best rationalization possible, structuring that story in a way that will have the greatest impact on your suspect, and delivering the rationalization with empathy and sincerity.

CFI Preparation Seminar

Studying for the CFI exam will hone your skills and expand your knowledge. Taking part in the Wicklander-Zulawski CFI Preparation Seminar and using WZ’s CFI Online Preparation Course will prepare you to pass the exam and jump start your career.

Confess: Why Your Interviewee Wants To and How To Develop It Fully

Crimes Against Children

Attend WZ’s Crimes Against Children: Investigation to Suspect Interrogation seminar. Our three or four-day seminar focuses on techniques for interviewing or interrogating subjects during the investigation of crimes against children.

Criminal Interview and Interrogation

WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview & Interrogation

Learn to assess verbal and non-verbal behavior and become more effective on the focus of an investigation and obtaining reliable information.  Gather a variety of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques to overcome resistance of victims, witnesses and criminal offenders.

Using actual investigations this course offers a diverse collection of case studies to providing strategic tactics to establish guilt and prosecute the offenders. 

Criminal Interview and Interrogation - Advanced Seminar

WZ Seminar on Advanced Criminal Interview & Interrogation

Obtain training in the latest and most powerful advanced interview and interrogation techniques.  This seminar utilizes practical exercises, using underlying psychological principals to improve your ability to obtain legally acceptable confessions.

This seminar will work through actual case studies applying multiple interview and interrogation, including Selective Interview Technique, Cognitive Interviewing, Factual Approach, Participatory Method and the WZ Non-Confrontational Method.  

Criminal Interview and Interrogation - Advanced Workshop

WZ Advanced Workshop on Interview & Interrogation

Utilize practical exercises, new concepts/techniques and psychological principals to enhance the law enforcement officer's ability to obtain legally acceptable confessions and to tailor their criminal interviews for maximum advantage.

This comprehensive workshop teaches a broad range of proven techniques to help you identify the truth and obtain quicker admissions from the guilty and close more successful cases.

Note:  Available only when scheduled to immediatley follow the WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview and Interrogation.

D.O.A. Death Investigations

This three-day course incorporates two perspectives on the death investigations process, one from a seasoned homicide detective, and the other from a highly skilled prosecutor. 

Development of the Admission

Obtaining an admission is important, but this is when interviewer’s work is just beginning. Developing a full confession beyond the scope of the investigation may be more important depending on the case.  Many investigators struggle with exploring the ‘what else’ and ‘who else’ aspects of the interrogation. This webinar will provide practical tips on how to explore areas unknown to the investigation.  

Disciplined Listening Sales Training

Five Simple Steps to Writing an Effective Report

The completion of a thorough report at the conclusion of an investigation is critical to document the process and possibly support an investigator in court.  In many cases, the investigator’s final written report will be the primary basis for any decisions made by the company or prosecutor when deciding the disposition of the case.  The topics discussed during the webinar include guidelines and proper structure of a written report as well as evaluation of sample reports.

Gang Investigations

Since 1982, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc . (WZ) has trained over 100,000 law enforcement professionals in multiple methods of interview and interrogation.  The WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview & Interrogation in Gang Investigations ties the interpretation of verbal and physical behavior into a structured approach of interview and interrogation in gang-related investigations.

Handing Difficult Conversations

This webinar will combine various interview strategies to develop a structured approach for engaging in difficult conversations. You will learn methods on how to open a dialogue while obtaining the buy-in from the associate and ultimately securing a commitment for a positive outcome. 

Interview and Interrogation

WZ Seminar on Interview & Interrogation Techniques

Build your investigative skill sets when you learn how to offer rationalizations, handle denials, interpret behavior and evaluate truthfulness.  This iconic WZ course will teach powerful new strategies to clear cases and get truthful admissions from illustrations utilizing the similar type of cases you work on each day. 

Interview and Interrogation - Advanced

Presented by expert Certified Forensic Interviewers this interactive program is a follow up to the two day Interview and Interrogation Techniques Seminar. During this session, participants will springboard to the next level of expertise by sharing their e

It's All About The Behavior You Can't See: Tackling Telephone Interviewing

Telephone Interviewing Techniques

In today’s economy many investigators and human resource executives are covering larger areas with reduced travel budgets.  Many investigators have discovered the benefit of conducting investigative interviews over the telephone under the appropriate circumstances.  When executed properly, a telephone interview allows an investigator to conclude an investigation without the added costs of travel.  The topics discussed during this webinar include advantages and disadvantages of phone interviews, tactical approaches to room set-up, interpretation of verbal behavior and listening skills exercises.

Lead Homicide Investigator

Attend WZ’s new Seminar for Lead Homicide Investigators, a comprehensive program is the result of client requests for an expanded homicide investigation training course on effective methodology, techniques and processes in homicide types of investigation

Non Confrontational Interview & Interrogation for Drug Investigations

WZ Seminar on Non-Confrontational Interview & Interrogation Techniques for Drug Investigations

This course is specifically designed for agencies whose personnel may be called upon to interview or interrogation suspects, victims, informants or witnesses during drug or violent crime investigations.  In this dynamic course, investigators and associated law enforcement professionals will learn to apply non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques that will bring these cases to a successful conclusion.

Seminar participants will learn a conversational approach to conduct more effective interviews and interrogations that will result in quicker admissions and better statements.  The WZ instructor will teach how to offer rationalizations specific to drug and violent crime investigations and how to handle denials, detect deception and evaluate truthfulness.

 

Non-Confrontational Interview & Interrogation

The 2-day Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) Seminar on Non-Confrontational Interview and Interrogation Techniques is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the investigator, homicide detective, major crimes task force member, coroner, medical examiner, special agent, or other law enforcement professional. 

Premier Investigators Workshop

After multiple requests, WZ is launching an Exclusive Premier Investigators Workshop designed for your elite team members.

Reading Between The Behavior: Use Behavior To Narrow the Scope Of Your Investigation

This webinar will cover the use of behavioral interview questions to eliminate innocent employees from suspicion, while identifying the guilty when no evidence is available.  The Selective Interview is the perfect opportunity to work on your interviewing skills when there is no specific evidence to fall back on during the interviewing process.  When utilizing this non-accusatory technique, the investigator will ask a structured series of questions while following outlined principles to assist them in identifying the deceptive subjects.  This is all accomplished while maintaining the morale of innocent subjects within the organization.

Sales Negotiation Training

The Disciplined Listening Method of sales negotiation is an innovative approach to help sales professionals  integrate non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques with recognized best practices in sales training and sales research.

Selective Interviewing: The Walk and Talk Method

This skilled interviewer method is perfect for the fast-paced nature of the investigator on the go. We will discuss utilizing specific questions from the selective interview while performing routine audits and location visits. Sometimes these questions can indicate if you have operational issues that need addressing, or even worse, a thief.

Tactical Field Interviewing Techniques

The skill sets that are taught allow investigators to uncover terrorist plans directed at critical infrastructure so they may intervene to deter criminal activity. These interviewing techniques are also specifically designed to deal with money laundering and fraud schemes, which may be used in furtherance of the criminal or terrorist enterprise. Seminar participants will learn to apply interviewing techniques that most often will bring these cases to a successful conclusion.

Técnicas de Entrevista e Interrogaciones

Este es un emocionante curso de dos días donde usted aprenderá cómo realizar entrevistas e interrogatorios que llevan a las admisiones de los culpables, mientras que logra eliminación de sospechas de los inocentes. Los participantes aprenderán a identificar el comportamiento veraz y falsa junto con potentes nuevas ideas para obtener confesiones de los culpables.

Ten Tips To Obtaining A Solid Statement

This webinar discusses overcoming the difficulties of one of the most crucial part of any interview, the written statement.  It is important to understand what elements of the confession should be included in the statement and how to guide your suspect to put pen to paper.  We will review the structure of a good statement and address common problems encountered by during the written statement by even the best interviewer.

The External Theft Interview: Could It Be Organized Retail Crime ?

The completion of a thorough report at the conclusion of an investigation is critical to document the process and possibly support an investigator in court. In many cases, the investigator’s final written report will be the primary basis for any decisions made by the company or prosecutor when deciding the disposition of the case. The topics discussed during the webinar include guidelines and proper structure of a written report as well as evaluation of sample reports.

Workplace Investigative Interviewing Strategies For HR/ER Professionals

The non-confrontational approach (The WZ Method) was created and developed by WZ in 1982.  For over 30 years the method has proven successful obtaining the truth while avoiding confrontation. This  structured approach for interviewing  provides a new or experienced Human Resources professional a means to increase their effectiveness in this crucial area of their job responsibilities.

Workplace Investigative Interviewing Strategies For HR/ER Professionals - Advanced

This HRCI approved two-day workshop builds upon the techniques obtained in the Workplace Investigative Interviewing Strategies for HR/ER Professionals seminar. The goal of the advanced seminar is to enhance the attendees interviewing skills during hostile work environment investigations. 

Writing an Effective Report

The completion of a thorough report at the conclusion of an investigation is critical to document the process and possibly support an investigator in court.  In many cases, the investigator’s final written report will be the primary basis for any decisions made by the company or prosecutor when deciding the disposition of the case.  The topics discussed during the webinar include guidelines and proper structure of a written report as well as evaluation of sample reports.