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Evaluation report of the Investigative Interviewing course


This report gives overview of the three subsequent courses of the ‘Investigative Interviewing’ training held in the period of June - July 2007 by the Training Division, Police Development Department, of the OSCE Spillover Monitor Mission to Skopje. Analysis of the feedback forms from the participants and evaluation of the overall course are included.


The overall aim of the Investigative Interviewing Techniques Course is to provide the participants with the latest interview techniques for suspects, witnesses and victims.

At the end of this training, participants will develop ability to:

  1. List the seven fundamental principles of investigative interviewing;
  2. Define the term perception and explain how it affects the interview;
  3. Explain the memory systems and how they operate;
  4. Explain the five steps of PEACE model for conducting an effective interview;
  5. Conduct a cognitive interview according to the “PEACE” model presented in class;
  6. Explain the person’s perception, prejudice and stereotyping and explain how they affect the interview;
  7. Demonstrate the conversational techniques;
  8. Explain the five steps of PEACE model for structuring suspect interview;
  9. Conduct a suspect interview according to conversation management techniques;
  10. Identify witnesses, victims or suspects who are vulnerable or intimidated;
  11. Establish the witness’, victims’ and suspects’ perception of vulnerability or intimidation.