Investigative Interview and Interrogation (FBI)
This course of instruction is designed specifically for law enforcement
officers. The focus of this training is to prepare investigators to
conduct court preferred methods of interviewing and interrogation techniques.
This is accomplished by incorporating non-verbal behavioral analysis
(body language), as well as grammatical clues to support truth and deception.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Identify the ten most common mistakes made by investigators.
• Describe the differences between an interview and an interrogation.
• Describe the “fight vs. flight” syndrome and its
effects on behavioral analysis.
• Perform analysis on verbal and written statements.
• Prepare a list of open and closed-ended questions.
• Describe the cause and effects of the false positive and how
to avoid the same.
• Recognize the evasive verbal response and its effective antidote.
• Repeat the three mandated questions of the verbal lie detector.
• Perform the mathematical equation of balancing a written statement.
• Describe the importance of allowing a suspect to maintain their
**Cancellations for this class must be received
by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being
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