Investigative Interviewing Trainer and Consultant (Retired)
John’s 25-year police career included assignments with Homicide, Polygraph, and a specialised interview team responsible for conducting and overseeing major crime interviews. He also developed and delivered groundbreaking interview training programs for police officers.
John has authored and co-authored a number of academic papers on the field and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by judges, lawyers and academic institutions. He currently provides investigative interviewing training and consulting expertise to private and public sector clients in Canada.
With Assoc. Prof Georgina Heydon, RMIT University, Australia.
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.