Forensic Linguist, RMIT University, Australia
Associate Professor Georgina Heydon is an internationally recognised expert in the field of forensic linguistics and investigative interviewing, and has published numerous academic papers and books on the topic of interviewing and information elicitation.
As a forensic linguist Associate Professor Heydon provides expert evidence on police interviewing tactics, threat identification, and authorship. She has delivered interviewing training and advice to police and legal professionals in Australia, the USA, Sweden, Belgium, Indonesia, South Africa, China, the Philippines, Mozambique and Canada. She has been an invited guest speaker of national judicial colleges, the FBI, the European Police College and many police academies as well as law firms and corporate clients. She is currently the President of the International Association of Forensic Linguists.
With John Tedeschini, Investigative Interviewing Trainer and Consultant (retired).
The regulation of gambling, like any investigative branch of government, is based to some extent on the capacity of professionals to distinguish truth from deception. Investigators are regularly required to sift through the statements provided by the targets of their inquiries to determine whether they are speaking the truth, whether their story is accurate and whether the evidence provided is reliable.
This presentation will provide a clear overview of the most effective methods of investigative interviewing according to the latest research from around the world. The presentation will cover the development of evidence-based training in the USA and UK, the main features of these methods, the science underlying key techniques and some tips for strategic questioning that elicits more reliable information.