Workshop: Inductive Interviewing for Justice Professionals


Inductive Interviewing for Justice Professionals

Built on the foundation of time-tested interviewing principles, the Inductive Interview System brings a fresh approach to interviewing that is innovative, unique, and highly effective. Non-coercive and non-linear, the system can be easily applied by any officer who has to gather information and determine the credibility of sources.

In the justice sector, “Every Contact Is an Interview.” So, Patrol Officers, Investigators, Internal Affairs Units, Accident Reconstruction Teams, Criminal Interdiction Units, School Resource Officers, Probation Agents, Correctional and Detention Officers, Prosecutors, Intake Officials, Victim Advocates, Mental Health Professionals (and even parents!) will benefit from this workshop series.

Overly coercive interviewing techniques and clever psychological tactics are proven to produce false confessions, alienate juries, and cause the dreaded “shut down.” The Inductive Interview (IN2) System is designed to produce credible results and reliable confessions by creating an environment conducive to full disclosure of the truth, overcoming reluctance to disclosure of evidence, and exposing attempts at deception or suppression. The distinctive “non-linear” approach is superior to traditional interviewing systems in many respects including an enhanced flexibility that follows the natural flow of actual interviews instead of imposing a restrictive and unrealistic “flow chart” pattern.

This workshop consists of four sessions scheduled for 90 minutes each and includes an interactive workbook.

This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Attendees will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.

 

Instructor

Ray Nash began his 40-year law enforcement career as a police dispatcher while he was still in high school. After a time as a patrolman and street supervisor, he was appointed Police Chief in Irmo, South Carolina at the tender age of 23. Later, he served as a Training Specialist with the Institute of Police Technology and Management (I.P.T.M.) at the University of North Florida, then returned to S.C. for his second tenure as a Police Chief, this time in Summerville. In 1997, Ray began the first of his three terms as the elected Sheriff in Dorchester County, SC. After retiring in 2009, he pursued an overseas mission for over three years in support of the international police reform effort in Afghanistan. He served as a Professional Police Mentor to the Ministry of Interior, the Criminal Justice Advisor for the US Embassy in Kabul, and the Professional Development Director for the International Police Coordination Board. As CEO and founder of the Police Dynamics Institute, Sheriff Nash has provided consulting services and leadership training to over 15,000 police officers, government officials, and business leaders from around the world. Agencies that have adopted the character-based principles of Police Dynamics have reported lower crime rates, higher morale, enhanced officer performance, and reductions in ethical failures and complaints. In 2018, Sheriff Nash, co-founded the Inductive Interview System, a non-linear, non-coercive approach to forensic interviewing for the law enforcement/public safety and mental health professions.

Session 1: Introduction, Preparation, Rapport, and Narrative

Wednesday, October 16, 3:00-4:30 PM ET


The Inductive Interview System is a six-phase, integrated structure for conducting forensic interviews. Every contact is a quest for credible and actionable information. So, every contact becomes an interview. Unlike many traditional approaches, the non-linear nature of the IN2 System allows the interviewer great flexibility to range freely between phases, or skip phases altogether, as dictated by the flow of the interview itself. After the Introduction, this fast-paced session will cover the first three phases of the system: Preparation, Rapport, and Narrative.

Session Topics:

  • The Working Definition of a Lie
  • Why People Lie
  • Overview of the Six-Phase Inductive Interview Process
  • Seven Virtues of an Interviewer
  • Avoiding the “Shut Down”
  • Six Objectives of Rapport
  • The Importance of Rapport and How to Build it Rapidly
  • Identifying the “Baseline Norm”
  • Detecting Imbalance in the Narrative
  • Chronologies and Detecting “Missing Time”
  • Word Cues:
    • Extra Words
    • Use of Passive Voice
    • Use of the Word “Then”
    • Use of the Word “Never”
    • Use of the Word “Left”
    • Use of the Word “Actually”
    • Shift to Present Tense
Homework:
  • Review Miranda and Garrity
  • Case Study Video
  • “Never Talk to the Police” Video
  • “Extra Words” Video


Session 2: Clarification

Wednesday, October 23, 3:00-4:30 PM ET

Sometimes called the Cognitive Interview, the Clarification phase of the IN2 System occurs when the interviewer shifts from a free narrative to ask specific questions designed to probe for inconsistencies, fill in gaps in the Narrative, or drill down on discrepancies. During this phase, the interviewer must be particularly attentive to signs of deception including the Ten Types of Lies.

Session Topics:

  • The “Retell”
  • Using “TED’S PIES” to Formulate Specific Questions
  • Detecting “Verbal Leakage”
  • Non-Committal Qualifiers
  • Detecting “Behavioral Leakage”
  • Micro-Expressions as Indicators of Deception
  • Controlling Your Own Micro-Expressions
  • Ten Types of Lies:
    1. Lie of Denial
    2. Lie of Fabrication
    3. Lie of Omission
    4. Lie of Minimization
    5. Lie of Embellishment
    6. Lie of Reference
    7. Lie of Evasion
    8. Lie of Definition
    9. Lie of Double Negative
    10. Lie of Distortion
Homework:
  • “Lie Spotter” Video
  • A-Rod Interview
  • Indicators of Deception Exercise


Session 3: Induction (Part 1)

Wednesday, October 30, 3:00-4:30 PM ET

The Induction Phase is where the magic often happens. This session covers the eight specialized “Induction Techniques” designed to create a non-judgmental and non-coercive atmosphere that encourages guilty subjects to disclose the truth while protecting the innocent.

Session Topics:

  • Rationalizations
  • Minimizations
  • Guilt Transfer
  • Presumptive Questions
  • Enticement Questions
  • Elimination Questions
  • Restitution Questions
  • Divergences
Homework:
  • Fifth Estate Video
  • Case Study Videos
  • Induction Techniques Assignment

Session 4: Induction (Part 2) and Closure

Wednesday, November 6, 3:00-4:30 PM ET

During the Induction Phase, the interviewer must be sensitive to overcoming denials, the influence of secondary issues, signs of surrender, and guarding against false confessions. The final phase of the IN2 System is Closure. Not every interview will end with a confession. But every one should end with a professional closing.

Session Topics:

  • Countering Exclusionary Denials
  • Specific Challenges of Child Molesters
  • Cautions Against Theme Development
  • Dangers of False Confessions
  • Confirming the Confession
  • Developing the Disclosures
  • Signs of Surrender
  • Secondary Issues
  • Professional Closure
  • Course Review and Wrap Up


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