Step-by-step guide to best practice investigative interviewing of victims, witnesses and suspects.
The importance of investigative interviewing has been increasingly recognised in recent years as vital to effective investigation. Investigative Interviewing Explained by Brian Ord, Gary Shaw and Tracey Green provides the reader with an easy-to-read guide to investigative interviewing. It is a practical and comprehensive text with helpful examples to assist investigators to develop and hone their skills.
The authors share a wealth of practical experience, and have written an indispensable text based on sound practice and sensible advice.
This text deals with a range of essential interviewing skills and issues relating to:
preparation and planning
- establishing rapport
- interviewing witnesses
- interviewing suspects
- legal aspects of interviewing
- continual improvement through evaluation
There is little doubt that in the current legal environment, evidence elicited in an interview, whether from a witness or suspect, will become a focus for the defence. This book assists investigators to gather evidence in a manner that will withstand such scrutiny and protect the integrity of the witness.
With the ever-increasing demands for high levels of professionalism among investigators, this book explains the skills required to conduct a range of interviews in a practical and professional manner.
About the Author
Assists inexperienced and experienced investigators to develop and hone their skills
- Explains the skills required to conduct a range of interviews in a practical and professional manner
- Assists investigators to gather evidence in a manner that will withstand scrutiny and protect the integrity of the witness
Brian Ord is a career detective of 30 years’ experience who rose to the rank of Detective Superintendent.
Gary Shaw MBE was a Detective Chief Inspector and has been a police officer for 30 years. He is currently the National Investigative Interviewing Co-ordinator at the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom.
Associate Professor Tracey Green is the Associate Dean (Policing and International) at Charles Sturt University.