Typically the new ICAC Investigator is transferred from a successful tenure in another investigative discipline such as major crimes, special victims, or narcotics. This new assignment comes without a playbook for success. It is important that these investigators new to ICAC investigations learn what makes these suspect interviews different. How can a “normal person” build rapport with the individual whose perversions are under the microscope? This presentation aims to provide a framework for the new investigator to find success in ICAC suspect interviews. Discussed topics will include the following: 1) rapport-building; 2) successful strategies for introducing Miranda Rights ; 3) integrating findings from the on-scene preview; 4) confronting a suspect’s untruths or mitigations; 5) separating the important stuff from the fluff; 6) account takeovers and consent; 7) tactical polygraphs; and 8) defining a successful interview.
Explore the interviewer's own strengths and weaknesses to successfully build a theme-based, rapport-based interview structure
Promote best practices during the interaction with a suspect, including the proper introduction of Miranda Warnings and think-on-your-feet decisions depending on the suspect's reactions
Develop objective measures of success for a variety of interview outcomes, including denials, partial confessions, and hands-on disclosures