John E. Grimes III, CFE, CFI is Keynote Speaker at Ijona skills. has over 45 years of law enforcement, a criminal investigation, loss prevention, fraud examination experience, and teaching experience. John began his law enforcement career with the Baltimore City Police Department where he became a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). John left Baltimore and became a Special Agent with the Amtrak Police Department Fraud and Organized Crime Unit and was later promoted to Captain of the CID. In 1993, John joined the Amtrak Office of Inspector General/Office of Investigations as........Read More
Investigators must obtain information to investigate. Often, the objective of an interview is to obtain an acknowledgement of something that is known to the interviewer; an admission of involvement in a matter under investigation, or a confession to being the perpetrator of a crime or serious violation. It is imperative that the interviewer obtains truthful information from an interviewee in a lawful and ethical manner.
The interviewer must be aware of current laws and regulations that govern interviews. The interviewer must also be aware of current trends and negative public opinion regarding interviewer tactics used to elicit information from an interviewee, even if the information is truthful. Truthful information that has been elicited by coercion or force can be invalidated and the interviewer can face serious consequences. The interviewer should be thinking forensically in that he or she must be prepared to articulate to a tribunal the method used to obtain information, including admissions and confessions from an interviewee.
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