This 5 day course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills to conduct a visually recorded interview with a vulnerable or intimidated witness, and with a key or significant witness.
Using Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) 2011 guidance as the mainstay, by the end of the course delegates will be able to demonstrate effective interviews that will withstand subsequent scrutiny in court. The course also covers the role of the interview monitor, relevant stated cases, key legislation and the role of the intermediary.
The course is very interactive and makes use of case studies, mock interview scenarios and group and individual work to enhance the learning.
Delegates will learn about the types of questions to ask, the potential impact of various question types, how to classify witnesses as vulnerable or intimidated, and/or key/significant, and the implications of doing so. They will also gain a good level of understanding of the Enhanced Cognitive Interview and how to use the techniques involved to maximum advantage during an interview. Alongside all this, they will also learn about various guidance and legislation that can affect the style and structure of an evidential interview, and how the product may be used in court.
For maximum learning, we supply professional role actors to add greater realism to the interview scenarios.