Investigative Interviewing of a Suspect

Suspect interviews must be carefully planned and executed by suitably trained investigative interviewers.

The interviewer must possess the ability to analyse accurately the information gained from all areas of an investigation in order to conduct an ethical and legally acceptable interview.

Course Content

The course is designed to include the following specific areas:

  • Define an interview and its purpose
  • Plan an interview strategy
  • Prepare for a suspect interview
  • Maintain the welfare and security of the those present
  • Effective communication skills
  • Commence the interview
  • Conduct the interview
  • Complete relevant documentation
  • Closure of interview process
  • Evaluate the interview
  • Evaluate own performance

 

Features and Benefits  

Interviews that are professionally undertaken and quality assured can have several advantages for your business.

They are:

  • Direct an investigation
  • Support the prosecution case, which saves time, money and resources
  • Increases public confidence in your business

(NPIA 2009)

 

Delivering high quality training to nationally recognised occupational standards will enhance the reputation of your business.

The course is designed to meet all the required components of the National Occupation standards as set by Skills For Justice.

The NOS units are:

  • CJ201.1 – Plan and prepare interviews with suspects
  • CJ201.2 – Conduct interviews with suspects
  • CJ201.3 - Evaluate interviews with suspects and carry out post interview processes

The training has been constructed in accordance with the following legislation and guidance material:

PEACE model, PACE Act 84, Achieving Best Evidence 2010, Human Rights Act 1998, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Sex Discrimination Act 1995, Race Relation Act 1976.

Target Groups

The course is aimed at all those who come into contact with suspects through their employment in the private or public sector and are tasked to plan, conduct and evaluate an investigative interview.

Number of Students

The course can be taught to a minimum of 6 and to a maximum of 14 students.

Duration

To be negotiated but with a suggested range of 3—5 days

 

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