Investigative Interviewing

Course Outline

The aim of this course is for the delegates to be able to plan, prepare and conduct an interview with a victim and or witness, complying with the requirements and competences compatible with carrying out an interview and investigation.

Who is the course aimed at?

Those who need to conduct investigative interview

How long is the course?

2 days

Learning Outcomes 
  • Describe the role of the investigator/s during an investigation
  • Explain the meaning of the Legal Framework
  • Explain the meaning of Investigative Skills
  • Discuss the impact the Human Rights Act can or may have during the course of an investigation
  • In relation to vulnerable persons and discuss the reasonable adjustments / special measures that maybe put in place to protect persons who may fall into the category of vulnerable.
  • Identify the appropriate methods of communication that must be used when managing and dealing with victims, witnesses and suspects
  • Discuss the consequences that may occur if negative communication methods are displayed/used during an investigation and the effects it may have on individuals, the organisation and the community as a whole
  • Discuss the possible impacts negative and discriminatory behaviour may have on a victim or witness.
  • Identify the relevant persons, agencies and / or departments who may need to have some involvement in your investigation (This will of course depend on the allegations or complaint.
  • Explain and demonstrate how to plan and prepare for an interview with a victim or witness
  • Explain the phases of Achieving Best evidence and how this fits in with the interview model
  • Demonstrate how to conduct and carry out an interview with a victim or witness



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