Criminal Interview and Interrogation - Advanced Workshop
|Host:||Colorado Springs Police Department|
|Location:||Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy 725 N. Murray Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80915|
|Dates:||May 26, 2017 - May 26, 2017|
|Times:||8:00am - 4:00pm|
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.
The techniques discussed in this program will have application in all types of polygraph and investigative interviews an individual conducts where truthfulness is critical. This includes, but is not limited to interviewing victims and witnesses, as well as individuals suspected of being involved in acts of wrongdoing. This interactive workshop allows participants to work through actual case studies applying techniques taught by the instructor in real-world situations.
Practice your interview and interrogation skills in a workshop environment, 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.
SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
· Causes of Denials
· Dealing with Difficult Subjects
· Cognitive Interviewing
· The Participatory Method
· Development of the Admission
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This is ideal for Police Officers, Detectives, Investigators, Prosecutors, Major Crime Task Force Members, Coroners, Medical Examiners, and First Responders. To register for this program, a participant must have previously attended the WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview & Interrogation or other formal interview and interrogation training.
BECOME MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE IN:
· Communicating and building trust with community members
· Using most appropriate method for each case and subject
· Obtaining the truth more quickly and accurately
· Substantiating and closing more successful investigations
· Ensuring statements will be admissible at trial
Attendees must have successfully completed the WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview and Interrogation.
Tom McGreal, CFI
Thomas F. McGreal, CFI® earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Lewis University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Training and Performance Management from St. Xavier University. He is a Certified Forensic Interviewer and received Forensic Interviewing of Children Training at the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Tom is an active member of the International Association of Interviewers, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association, and The Illinois Homicide Investigator’s Association.
Tom previously served twenty-nine years with the Chicago Police Department. His career included Homicide Detective, Uniform Patrol, Special Operations Group, assignment to the State’s Attorney’s Office and undercover assignments. As a Gang Crime Specialist he was recognized by the Cook County Courts as an expert witness. He also acted as a liaison between the Cook County Jail and the Chicago Police Department. Additionally he worked for six years as an investigator with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Post Conviction / Complex Prosecution Unit.
Tom was assigned to the Detective Division Training Staff and assisted with the coordination and training of newly promoted detectives at the Chicago Police Academy. He was also detailed to the Crime Analysis Unit of the Chicago Police Department collecting statistical information regarding homicides. His varied assignments and depth of experience makes him uniquely qualified to lead discussions on difficult interviews and interrogations.
Tom has been an instructor with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) since 2007 and is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFIâ). To qualify for this distinction, a person must pass a standardized examination, which covers a series of topics regarding the interviewing and interrogation process. The CFIâ demonstrates understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral, analysis, accusatory and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings. The objective of this certification program is to create comprehensive, universally accepted professional standards combined with an objective measure of an interviewer’s knowledge of those standards.