Investigative Interviewing Explained, 4th edition

Investigative Interviewing Explained is a practical textbook offering expert guidance to anyone involved in investigative interviewing.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409338119
Release Date: October 01, 2014
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Step-by-step guide to best practice investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects.

The importance of investigative interviewing has been increasingly recognised in recent years as vital to effective investigation. Investigative Interviewing Explained by Brian Ord, Gary Shaw and Tracey Green provides the reader with an easy-to-read guide to investigative interviewing. It is a practical and comprehensive text with helpful examples to assist investigators to develop and hone their skills.

The authors share a wealth of practical experience, and have written an indispensable text based on sound practice and sensible advice.

This text deals with a range of essential interviewing skills and issues relating to:

  • preparation and planning
  • establishing rapport
  • questioning
  • listening
  • interviewing witnesses
  • interviewing suspects
  • legal aspects of interviewing
  • continual improvement through evaluation

There is little doubt that in the current legal environment, evidence elicited in an interview, whether from a witness or suspect, will become a focus for the defence. This book assists investigators to gather evidence in a manner that will withstand such scrutiny and protect the integrity of the witness.

With the ever-increasing demands for high levels of professionalism among investigators, this book explains the skills required to conduct a range of interviews in a practical and professional manner.

Features:

  • Assists inexperienced and experienced investigators to develop and hone their skills
  • Explains the skills required to conduct a range of interviews in a practical and professional manner
  • Assists investigators to gather evidence in a manner that will withstand scrutiny and protect the integrity of the witness

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Table of contents

Part I - Core Skills


1. Preparation and Planning


2. Establishing Rapport


3. Questioning


4. Listening


Part II - Structuring Interviews


5. Interviewing witnesses


6. Interviewing suspects


Part III - Legal Considerations


7. Legal aspects of interviewing


Part IV - Continual Improvement


8. Evaluation


Appendix 1: Witness Interviews


Appendix 2: Suspect Interviews