This 110 minute audio course with accompanying study guide is designed to fit the needs of either Child Protection Services investigators, or a police officer in a Sensitive Crimes Unit. The course contains 11 examples of interviews or interrogations in which the listener hears members of our staff portray the concepts that are presented. For easy listening, the course is divided into four segments, each lasting between 20 and 30 minutes.
THE SEGMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A thorough discussion of the three most important goals of a suspect interview are presented - evaluating opportunity; identifying precipitators; and, evaluating verbal and nonverbal behavior symptoms. Behavior provoking questions designed to help identify a suspect's truthfulness are presented and portrayed.
INTERVIEWS BASED ON MEDICAL EVIDENCE
The listener will hear the interviews of two possible suspects in a case involving sexual contact with a young child. The significant behaviors of the suspects as well as the interviewing tactics employed are discussed.
INTERVIEWS BASED ON A CHILD'S ALLEGATION
The listener will hear the interview of a school teacher who was named by a student as having sexually molested her. Specialized behavior provoking questions for this situation are presented and discussed.
INTERROGATION BLAMING OTHERS
An interrogation is presented of a father accused of sexually touching his nine year old daughter. The listener will hear the interrogator minimize the subject's behavior by having others share in the blame for his actions.
INTERROGATION BASED ON AFFECTED JUDGEMENT
A mother is interrogated concerning sexual abuse of a 9 year old son. The interrogator illustrates how the stress of raising children along with the suspect's alcohol use may have contributed to her decision to sexually abuse her 9 year old son.
INTERROGATION EMPLOYING MINIMIZING TECHNIQUES
A number of children have reported similar incidents of sexual abuse by a neighbor. Using a minimization technique the investigator persuades the subject to tell the truth about his sexual activities with children.
Included with the child sexual abuse course, the investigator also receives The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation®.