Gobble. This. Up. 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Investigation Interviews
Are you approaching investigation interviews the same way every time hoping for a different result? Below, are five things to think about when you conduct an interview that will be helpful. Be sure to join the TapRooT® Interviewing Webinar on December 18, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST where I will deep dive all five.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Investigation Interviews
- Building rapport is one of the most effective ways to build trust with a witness, but few investigators approach it the best way.
- You can’t tell whether someone is lying or not from body language, but there are two key things you can discern from body language.
- When a witness says he/she can’t remember something, it may be in memory but he/she is using an ineffective retrieval method to find it.
- There is a simple way to help someone remember more about an incident, and this method is sometimes used to spot a lie.
- Taking notes during an interview can make an interviewee nervous, but there are simple ways around that.