Breaking Techniques and Obtaining Truth
Interview School Course 03
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Breaking Techniques and Obtaining Truth: Interview School Course 03
Class Description

You will learn that there are many ways to obtain the truth from a person who is less than inclined to tell us exactly what happened. If a person is being uncooperative with your investigation, you must make several decisions regarding what truth they know, how they may know it, and what type of action on your part will create a desire on their part to give you the truth as they know it. You will learn about first impressions and why they are so critical, how to deploy your Rapport Building skills, and when to switch to tactics to raise their anxiety. You will learn what activities you may proceed with outside of a custody environment that may motivate a person to tell you the truth. How much do you know about the person you are interviewing? Can you increase that knowledge, or discover information favorable to your investigation from other individuals? We will teach you how. We will discuss the disadvantages of bluffing vs using suggestions and reasoning during this phase of the interview. We will discuss the pro’s and con’s of using a polygraph during your investigation. You will learn how to reasonable discuss many of the more common reasons for why the crime was committed, either not by them, or why they had a really good reason for what happened.

Topics Include:

  • First Impressions
  • Rapport
  • Raising Anxiety
  • Information about person being interviewed
  • Polygraph usage
  • Why it is important to get a statement
  • Open or Closed ended questions
  • Transference
  • How to accurately review statements, with facts of case, with body language
  • Questions to ask
  • Key questions based on the case and when to ask
  • How to ask the same question differently
  • How to evaluate your breaking skills during interviews