Criminal Interviewing, 8 hours
The course provides the foundation in psychology, communication, and motivation necessary for effective interviewing including a systematic review of interview preparation, rapport building, question construction; overcoming denials, including theme development; and positive confrontation. The course further examines the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication, including gaze, posture, facial expressions, proxemics, gestures, illustrators, paralanguage, and general arousal. An extensive review of the three evidence-based strategies for detecting deceptive communication is included. The techniques taught in this course are applicable in virtually any interview setting.