Investigations and the Art of the Interview

Investigations and the Art of the Interview

4th Edition - August 25, 2020

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  • Authors: Inge Sebyan Black, Lawrence Fennelly
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128221921
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226629

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Description

The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Fourth Edition, builds on the successes of the previous editions providing the reader guidance on conducting investigative interviews, both ethically and professionally. The book can be used by anyone who is involved in investigative interviewing. It is a perfect combination of real, practical, and effective techniques, procedures, and actual cases. The reader learns key elements of investigative interviewing, such as human psychology, proper interview preparation, tactical concepts, controlling the interview environment, and evaluating the evidence obtained from the interview. New to this edition will be coverage of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) tools, workplace investigations, fraud investigations and the role of audit. Larry Fennelly joins original author Inge Sebyan Black, both well-known and respected in the field, providing everything an interviewer needs to know in order to conduct successful interviews with integrity and within the law. Written for anyone involved in investigative interviewing.

Key Features

  • Provides guidance on conducting investigative interviews professionally and ethically
  • Includes instructions for obtaining voluntary confessions from suspects, victims, and witnesses
  • Builds a foundation of effective interviewing skills with guidance on every step of the process, from preparation to evaluating evidence obtained in an interview

Readership

Investigators and Security Professionals; Law Enforcement Officers, Private Investigators, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Students in Criminal Justice

Table of Contents

  • 1. So You Want to be an Investigative Interviewer?
    2. Ethical Standards and Professionalism
    3. Preparing for the Interview
    4. Deception in the Interview
    5. Evidence
    6. Public and Private Interviewing
    7. Rapport
    8. Authority
    9. Overview of the Interview Process
    10. Setting, Location, Intensity, and Approach in the Interview
    11. Questioning Techniques
    12. Internal Controls Introduction Internal Theft Controls and Personnel Issues
    13. 100 Things You Should be Aware of as an Investigative Interviewer

Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: August 25, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128221921
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128226629

About the Authors

Inge Sebyan Black

Inge Sebyan Black
Inge Sebyan Black, CPP, CFE, CEM is the CEO of Security Risk, LLC. She has spent over 42 years in corporate security management, specializing in workplace violence, risk assessments, investigations and emergency management. Certified by FEMA and the State of MN as a Certified Emergency Manager she also attended DOJ training in WMD/COBRA from an appointment by President Clinton. She has held her private investigator license in both the United States and Canada since 1997. Inge authored the book, “The Art of Investigative Interviewing, 3rd ed.” as well as chapters in over 10 books on Security Management, Hiring the Right Fit, Officer Safety, Domestic Abuse, Rape on College Campuses, Workplace Violence as well as others. Inge was presented with the Karen Marquez award in 2014 for her achievements in Physical Security. She was appointed Council Vice President for ASIS International Councils, overseeing ASIS Councils in 2018 and continues to serve. In 2019, Inge entered the IT side of security and is currently working in Information Security/Cyber for a Fortune 100 Company.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Security Investigations Consulting

Lawrence Fennelly

Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization.

Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department’s training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts). Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities. He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."

Affiliations and Expertise

Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc., Massachusetts, USA

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