Seminar Title

Online-Details Matter: How to Get More from Victim & Witness Interviews

Dates of Events

03/20/2024 through 03/20/2024

Last Updated: 03/01/2024
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Course Registration Fee: $175
Instructor Bio
Stan Walters
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”
Stan B. Walters has spent nearly 4 decades studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation. He is the author of
Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, 2d, ed., The Truth About Lying: How to Spot a Lie and Protect Yourself From Deception, and Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation® Pocket Guide. Stan maintains a personal library of 1500+ video taped interviews of inmates in 36 prisons in 17 states and one foreign country and the US Military Detention Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Stan worked on ground breaking credibility research project conducted at John Jay College. The research was in association with the US Naval War College ,NYPD, and the Queens, Manhattan & Bronx District Attorneys’ Offices. He has also served as an interviewing and interrogation subject matter expert for Johns Hopkins University.
Stan has more than 50,000 hours on the platform as an instructor. Among others, he provides training for the National Security Agency and is an Adjunct Instructor for Defense Intelligence Agency – National Center for Credibility Assessment. He has trained US Army 1
st, 4th and 25th Infantries, US Army Special Forces, 101st and 82nd Airborne, 1 Cavalry & 1 Armored Divisions, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, and as a guest instructor at US Army CID - MP School. He has taught USAF OSI., SERE.,Security Forces, and US Navy EOD. Some other notable clients include Texas Rangers, US Postal Inspectors, Marshals Service, Secret Service – Polygraph, FBI – Polygraph, Treasury – Inspector General, DFW Airport SWAT, Texas Rangers SWAT, Texas D.P.S. SWAT, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Pennsylvania State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NASA Inspector General, New York State Police, Singapore Police Force & Military, US Courts, US Indian Police Academy, I.C.E., C.B.P., US C.I.S. International Association of Arson Investigators. Outside the US has has taught for UAE Police & State Security, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Fish & Wildlife, Canadian Securities Commissions. He has also conducted training in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Russia, and South Korea.
Stan has regularly appeared on major US network news, and on France Channel One and Australia Today. He has been profiled twice on National Geographic and was host and technical advisor on the National Geographic special "The Science of Interrogation."

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***

Date: March 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern


Details Matter
“Details matter” should be the mantra of every investigator no matter the type of case. “I didn’t know it was important” or “You didn’t ask me” are just two victim and witness comments that indicate their interviews were incomplete and poorly conducted. The simple truth is most investigators get outdated or at best very rudimentary if any training at all on properly interviewing victims and witnesses.
Consequences
The consequences of poorly conducted interviews during any investigation are virtually unlimited. Statements can be contaminated and compromised. A loss of trust in the investigator by the victim, witness, and even the jury. Prosecutors and / or administrators blinded sided by previously undisclosed information. Time and resources wasted retracing details missed during initial interviews.
Doing it Right!
Because “details matter,” interviews done right the first time increase the amount of information, productive leads, and facilitates a more efficient and focused investigative process. Victims and witnesses are more engaged and cooperative. Fully informed and appropriate administrative or prosecutorial decisions can be made bringing the case to a proper conclusion.
New & Experienced Investigators
This course is designed to help investigators progress their interviewing skills far beyond the basic “5 W’s and 1H” approach to interviewing. It will provide “cutting edge” methods that are easy to learn and deploy while maximizing details retrieved during interviews. Experienced investigators will be “rejuvenated” while new or fairly new investigators will be “educated” about “recall enhancing” methods that produce comprehensive, detail rich interviews.
Recommended for: • Criminal Investigators • Regulatory Inspectors • Fire / Arson • Occupational Safety Investigators • Internal Affairs • Corrections Investigators • Insurance Special Investigations • Loss Prevention / Risk Management Professionals
Participates will:
• Learn how to employ “recall enhancing methods” when interviewing.
• Understand the 3 stages of memory.
• Explore the concept of the “Interviewer Impact Principle.”
• Discover how to gain and maintain victim and witness trust.
• Know how to avoid common statement contamination pitfalls.
• Get an introduction to the “reality monitoring” concepts.
• Learn the symptoms that

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