Criminal Interview and Interrogation - Advanced Workshop
|Host:||Worcester State University Police|
|Location:||Worcester State University - Gosh Science & Technology Building - Room 102 486 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01602|
|Dates:||May 25, 2017 - May 25, 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.
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: Worcester State University - Gosh Science & Technology Building - Room 102 486 Chandler St Worcester, MA 01602 Get Directions
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