Criminal Interview and Interrogation
|Host:||Worcester State University Police|
|Location:||486 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01602|
|Dates:||May 22, 2017 - May 24, 2017|
This 3-day seminar is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the professional investigator. This training course offers a broad range of cutting-edge methods and proprietary tools to conduct more effective interviews and interrogations, resulting in identifying the truth more efficiently and with less resistance.
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.
SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
· Room Setting and Preparation
· Interpretation of Verbal and Physical Behavior
· Selective Interview Technique
· Fact-Finding Interview
· The Participatory Method
· False Confessions
· WZ Non-Confrontational Method
· Handling Denials
· Enticement Questions
· Development & Substantiation of the Confessions
· Elements of the Written and Formal Statements
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This course applies specifically to agencies whose personnel may be called upon to interview or interrogate suspects, victims, informants or witnesses of criminal activity. Investigators and associated law enforcement professionals conducting these inquiries will learn to apply interview and interrogation techniques that most often will uncover the truth and bring these cases to a successful conclusion.
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
Scott Pickett, CFI
Scott Pickett, CFI®, an instructor with Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ), earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Police Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Defense from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Scott retired from the Department of Homeland Security with more than 32 years of local and Federal law enforcement experience. He started his career as a Dallas Police Officer and was a full-time SWAT officer in the department’s Special Operations Section. During his time at the Dallas Police Department, Scott responded to and participated in approximately 100 homicide and death investigations obtaining confessions and witness statements.
Scott then accepted a special agent position with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). He was assigned to an organized and violent crimes group focusing on Jamaican Posse members, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and violent Colombian narcotics traffickers. As a special agent and supervisor at several ATF field offices and Headquarters, Scott conducted many complex investigations, interviews, and interrogations which resulted in the task force clearing 12 homicides in the United States and Jamaica. His experience investigating Colombian drug traffickers resulted in witness statements being obtained leading to the clearance of three homicides. As the supervisor for a violent crimes task force, Scott provided leadership and oversight to task force members responding to and solving several bombing cases including a cold case bombing. In the cold case, numerous interviews had to be conducted soliciting new details to the investigation. This case resulted in a successful prosecution and murder conviction.
After the attacks on September 11th, Scott transferred to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) as a supervisor. He helped open the Cincinnati Field Office and later transferred to the Cleveland Field Office as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. Scott was promoted and transferred to FAMS Headquarters where he was the Special Agent in Charge of the FAMS Investigations Division. He then transferred to the Chicago Field Office and served as the Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge for more than three years before retiring in 2016. Scott has been an international speaker, a member of a United Nations working group, a presenter at INTERPOL, and an instructor at numerous domestic firearms trafficking seminars.
Host: Worcester State University Police
Location: 486 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01602 Get Directions
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