November 1, 2019 | Barb Carr

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

  1. Building rapport is one of the most effective ways to build trust with a witness, but few investigators approach it the best way.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. There is a simple way to help someone remember more about an incident, and this method is sometimes used to spot a lie.
  5. Taking notes during an interview can make an interviewee nervous, but there are simple ways around that.


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