Investigation Techniques

Investigative questioning is a specialised form of communication skill, it is a form of conversation that does not follow the normal social conventions. This course is designed to help delegates to uncover outright lies, by identifying contradictions and errors in the accounts. Uncover evasion, evasion is the art of NOT telling the whole truth, (i.e. missing important bits out); in order to distort the truth without actually lying. Most importantly to take proper “contemporaneous written notes” so that you can use the information gleaned during the interview.

Course Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide law enforcement investigators with a basic understanding of investigative techniques. These techniques have been developed to conform to a set of national standards. It provides a basic overview of the topic, as well as instruction in the legal issues surrounding investigations.

Training Course Content:

Investigation management

  • Interview team selection and allocation of rules
  • The differences between normal conversation and an interview
  • Distinguish between answers and responses to your questions

Distinguish between

  • First hand evidence - admissible
  • Second hand evidence - hearsay evidence - non admissible

Distinguish between

  • Objective facts - the evidence provided by the five senses
  • Subjective interpretation of facts

Methods of recording interviews

  • How to set up the room
  • Body language and voice tones
  • Body language
  • Analysis of information
  • surveillance techniques
  • Handling Informants
  • Analysis of evidence Report writing

18th - 29th May 2015 / 16th - 27th May 2016: Abu Dhabi
13th - 24th July 2015 / 11th - 22nd July 2016: London
2nd - 13th November 2015 / 7th - 18th November 2016: Atlanta

Two weeks training: £3,850
One week course: £2,200