Forensic Interviewing – Investigative Interviewing

  • Training in the Forensic Interviewing-method establishes skills to ensure that investigative interviews are conducted effectively and in a professional manner.
  • We provide the foundation to sound investigative interviewing practices through well researched knowledge and skills obtained in the Southern African environment. The training developed over the last 20 years has been developed for this region of the world with it’s unique challenges. 
  • Over the last 20 years major developments in South Africa took place relating to investigative interviewing techniques. The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa that came into being in 1996 provides the foundation to investigations and interviewing methods that are in line with the international norm of witness orientated interviewing.
  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (Act No.25 of 2002) –  provides the investigative interviewer with the unique opportunity to make an audio recording of an investigative interview without the consent of the interviewee. The recording can be used to protect both interviewee and interviewer. 
  • Training is based on the rights of the individual as described in the South African Constitution. These basic parameters are very useful for the investigator to ensure his/her conduct cannot be deemed illegal and thus rendering all investigative and interviewing efforts as illegal and inadmissible.

Our provisional training schedule for 2016 is on our website –

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Building Rapport – 10 Points to Consider

Here’s the 10 most important aspects to consider when building rapport.

Click to access Rapport%20Building%2010%20points.pdf

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15 Points to Test the Quality of the Interview

It is essential to test the quality of the investigative interview to ensure that it will withstand the test of the defense and cross examination.
Here are those 15 points….

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Building Rapport – 10 Guiding Points

Successful investigative interviewing is “normally” preceded by the building of rapport. A most useful download in provides a brief description of these 10 points.

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Psychopathy Checklist or Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised

Source: Wikipedia:


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How to tell when someone’s lying – Prof R. Edward Geiselman

Click below to view this article by an expert Prof R. Edward Geiselman:
How to tell when someone’s lying by Prof R. Edward Geiselman

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Theory of Mind

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Theory of mind (often abbreviated ToM) is the ability to attribute mental states — beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc. — to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires, intentions, and perspectives that are different from one’s own.[1] Deficits occur in people with autism spectrum disorders, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,[2] as well as neurotoxicity due to alcohol abuse.[3] Although there are philosophical approaches to this, the theory of mind as such is distinct from the philosophy of mind.

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Relevant YouTube Clip: – 
Theory of mind – Smarties task and Sally-Anne Task

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How to identify liars …

Click here for document download (Source Unknown) –  Detecting Lies and Liars

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