Interview & Interrogation
Quality & Excellence In Criminal Justice Training
Instructor Course

This Course Is
Only Available In
The Lengths Of
80 Hours

All Training
Materials Are
The Course

This is an 80 hour course on Interviews
and Interrogations designed for persons
interested in teaching interview and
interrogation skills to law enforcement
professionals that want to improve their
interview and interrogation skills.  This
course will teach instructors to train
students on what really works in the field.  It
will demonstrate techniques to improve the
quality and quantity of information
gathered during routine interviews as well
as increase the number of confessions
during interrogations. The techniques that
are taught in this course have been tried,  
tested and proven to work in real life
situations.  It provides the base information
for the interview and interrogation course
and the methods to deliver material to the
student instructors.
Course Description

The course is accompanied by a workbook Interview to Confession, the Art of the Gentle
Interrogation." by John C. Bowden and Michael E. Lane.
 An instructors manual containing
handouts, power point masters, exercises, exams and all of the materials needed to teach
the interview and interrogation course.  The materials also includes  videos depicting  
examples of the techniques being taught in conjunction with the workbook and the
instruction.  The presentation of the course is by lecture accompanied by videos,  and
numerous handouts.  The course is supported by practical application exercises that allow
the students to practice the skills and techniques taught during the course.  The student
will learn basic instructional skills needed to present the interview and interrogation
course.  This course has been presented to line officers, police investigators from across
the United States as well as Investigators from around the world.  Students that have taken
this course have reported excellent results using these techniques to teach and  a
significant improvement in their interview and interrogation skills.  This course requires the
student to have attended the basic interview and interrogation course.  It is recommended
that the student to have also attended the advanced interview and interrogation course.  
The student should have experience and practice in using the interview and interrogation
techniques taught in this course.  The methods presented will be a review of the
interrogation  techniques taught with a concentration on how to present the material to the
criminal justice student.  The goal of this course is to train the student to instruct others in
the methods of conducting more effective and productive interviews and interrogations.  
Interviews that get more quality information and interrogations that end in confessions.

Identifying The Perpetrator

Learn how to conduct a suspect
identification interview that will help
determine a person's involvement in an
offense.  A technique that will quickly help
to identify the guilty party and speed up the
process that leads to the interrogation.

Meaningful Behavior

Learn how to read and interpret kinesic
behavior in conjunction with the interview
and interrogation, enabling the investigator
to determine the best strategy to obtain the
confession. Review the types of behavior
that are meaningful to the interview and
interrogation by studying pictures and
videos of behavior and discuss the
relationship of the behavior to the interview.

Coordinated Behavior Response

The “Coordinated Behavioral Response” is
the recognition of the subject’s behavior
and then responding in a fashion designed
to move the investigation to its resolution, a
confession.  The response is one that is
correct for the behavior that is observed.  
The investigator is always working to move
the subject to the confession.  However,
the investigator must respond correctly to
the subject’s behavior.

Interrogation Strategy

Learn to develop an interview strategy
leading to a confession from the subject.

The Double Edged Question

Learn how and when to ask the double
edged question to get the first admission,
the first step towards a confession.

The Admission

Learn to recognize the most subtle verbal
and non-verbal admissions, reward it and
turn it into a full confession.


Learn the critical elements of obtaining a
full confession from a subject that has been

Interrogation Exercises

Put into practice the interrogation
techniques you have learned by watching
real interrogations in the class room and
identifying critical elements of the
interrogation.  Receive feedback on you
skills and pointers on how to improve your

Instructor Techniques

Learn instructional techniques on how to
present interview and interrogation course
material to students.  The students in this
class will be required to give a 50 minute
presentation on interviews and
interrogations to the class.

A Professional
Certificate Is
Issued With
Each Course

Interview &
Interrogation Master

Learn To Teach The
Interview &
Interrogation Training

Instructor Manual
Student Manual
Power Point
I&I Handouts
Everything To Teach
The  I&I Course
Interviews & Interrogations

Learn the differences between
interviews and interrogations and how to
get the best information.

Witness Assessment

Learn the different types of witnesses
and the proper approach to gain the
most information.


Steps to be better prepared to conduct
effective interviews and successful
interrogations.  How the color
environment effects your interviews,
what is the best way to set up your
interview room for conducting an
interrogation.  What can you do to be
better prepared to conduct your
interviews and  interrogations in the
interview room and on the street

Court Decisions and Miranda

Study the court decisions relevant to
Miranda and how to avoid the problems
that occur when legal procedures are
not followed.

Principles Of Communications

Learn how body language is used in
everyday communications and how to
read non-verbal gestures.  See and
discuss examples of body language in
everyday life. Learn the elements of
establishing better rapport with
subjects.  Know when a rapport has
been established.  Learn techniques
that lead to getting more information
from interviews, confessions and
interrogations. Learn techniques to
overcome the pitfalls of poor listening
and how to become a better listener.

Visual Cues

Learn how the eyes act like cursors in
the storage and recall of information.  
Learn how to apply that knowledge to
determine if a person is recalling or
constructing information. Participate in
practical exercises that apply the use of
visual cues.  A valuable tool to quickly
reveal if an interview subject is making
up information.

Cognitive Interview

Memory enhancement techniques used
to help the interviewee to recall more
information than is ordinarily possible by
conventional means, as effective as
hypnotism and legally admissible.
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