This fast-paced, interactive seminar focuses on understanding the crime scene from a behavioral approach and then taking that valuable understanding directly into the interrogation room. What can be learned from the crime scene becomes truly powerful when it can be used by the skilled investigator in their efforts to narrow down their pool of suspects through the interview and interrogation process. Crime scenes have a “psychological fingerprint” as well as physical evidence. In this course, students will learn the skills necessary to utilize their knowledge of both, in the one-on-one, face-to-face interrogation of potential suspects.
Criminals are people and people are predictable. Their thoughts, feelings and emotions are seen in their crime and can be “read” through the evidence they leave at the crime scene. The ability of the trained investigator to properly interpret what they and their crime scene specialists see at the crime scene will provide them with that extra “edge” when the interrogation starts. If you have the right suspect in the interrogation room chair, they will soon realize that you know more about the crime they committed and how they committed it than they ever thought possible. You will then be in a position of power with a much greater chance of obtaining a confession. They simply can’t get around the fact that “You Know.”
This two-day course is designed for criminal investigators, crime scene specialists, as well as uniform officers who have the responsibility of conducting their own interviews and interrogations. It stresses the vital importance of how the crime investigation team must work together to maximize the information gained by a thorough physical and psychological examination of the crime scene. It is not a matter of how big your department is, but instead a matter of how sincere your commitment is to learn a new and better way. It will forever change the way you work crime scenes and interrogate your suspects.