The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation for Criminal Justice Students - Parts 1-7

This seven part program was specifically designed for Criminal Justice Students. The basic curriculum for criminal justice students oftentimes contains references to the Reid Technique - which is widely considered to be the most effective interview and interrogation process in the world. In this program the criminal justice student will learn the core elements of the Reid Technique, which include how to structure the investigative interview utilizing both investigative and behavior provoking questions; how to assess the credibility of the information provided by a subject during the interview process; and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation. The student is provided with specific references to additional resource material in each of the program segments. This seven part program not only will familiarize the criminal justice student with the Reid Technique, but will give the student a solid foundation of interviewing and interrogation skills for future professional endeavors.

The program is not a webinar - the material is delivered as a PowerPoint presentation with voice over, interspersed with video clips to illustrate the material. Each part comes with a handout that is designed for note taking to enhance the learning experience, and includes a review of the material covered in each individual program.

Here is a description of each of the seven program segments:

Part One: An overview, will focus on identifying the distinguishing characteristics between an interview and interrogation; how to properly set up the interview room; and provide an overview of the complete seven part program. (21 minutes and 23 seconds)

Part Two: The Foundation for Behavior Symptom Analysis. In Part Two we will begin the process of building the behavioral model for the truthful and deceptive subject by establishing the psychological principles that underly behavior symptom analysis, the various factors that can influence a subject's behavior and the rules that we have to follow in the evaluation of a subject's behavior. (15 minutes and 11 seconds)

Part Three: Nonverbal Behavior. In Part Three we will discuss the various nonverbal behaviors that the investigator should observe during the interview process for indications of truth or deception, including the subject's attitude and demeanor, posture, significant posture changes, use of illustrators, gestures and eye contact. (14 minutes and 7 seconds)

Part Four: Verbal Behavior. In Part Four we will discuss various verbal behaviors that the investigator should listen for during the interview process, including the subject's verbal content and choice of words; use of qualified answers; use of stalling or delay tactics; the amount of detail provided by the subject; references to God and religion; as well as the timing of response. At the conclusion of Part Four we will provide you with the behavioral model of the truthful subject and the behavioral model of the deceptive individual. (16 minutes and 45 seconds)

Part Five: The Structure of the Investigative Interview. In Part Five we will discuss the three types of questions that should be included in all investigative interviews, with a detailed discussion of five behavior provoking questions (Punishment,, Think, Second Chance, Investigation Results and the Bait question) that can be used to assess the subject's credibility. (20 minutes and 18 seconds)

Part Six: The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation. In part Six you will learn how to initiate the interrogation process; how to offer the subject psychological justification for what they did; how to handle denials and how to use the alternative questions to develop the first admission of guilt. (31 minutes and 6 seconds)

Part Seven: Putting it all Together. In this final part you will see the complete interview of two subjects being questioned about a theft of money and the interrogation of the deceptive individual. These interviews and interrogation will illustrate all of the material that we have discussed in this program - proper room setting; verbal and nonverbal behavior; the structure of the interview; the use of behavior provoking questions; and, the interrogation process. (47 minutes and 20 seconds)

PLEASE NOTE: This 3 hour online training program is not a substitute for attending our 3 day seminar (18 classroom hours) or our 4 day seminar (24 classroom hours) - it is designed to provide those individuals who are unable to attend a live Reid training seminar with a basic foundation and understanding of The Reid Technique.

No course certificate is awarded for completion of the online training program - certificates are only awarded for attendance at a live Reid training seminar. We have not applied for POST approval on this program.

This online training program is for the sole use of the individual who has purchased the program. Any other use of the program is prohibited.

PURCHASE PRICE: $90 per user:

The entire seven part program can be purchased for $90.00. Once purchased you have 30 day access to the program.

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