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Online Training: Investigations: Truth and other lies

An enlightening entry-level session that will equip delegates to use predictable dialogue to their professional advantage when undertaking any manner of investigation.

Demystifying many of the myths and legends that surround this practise the event will provide a series of practical and transferable skills that complement existing professional competence.
Facilitative discussions engage with:

  • Forming appropriate questions
  • The basic legalities
  • How to deal with witnesses and establish their reliability
  • Plan an investigation
  • How to deal with liars, those that say little or nothing, the truth &
    a mixture of all
  • Reaching a fair and lawful decision.

Programme (2-hours)

Introductions

  • Overview
  • Context setting
  • Underpinning philosophy & research

Forming appropriate questions

  • The Rudyard Kipling test

The basic legalities

• The balance of probabilities
• The OJ test: The People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson

How to deal with witnesses and establish their reliability

  • In reverse: the cognitive recall Plan an investigation
  • Ordering the knowns & unknowns
  • When to commence the face-to-face interview

How to deal with liars, those that say little or nothing, the truth & a mixture of all

  • A consistent approach
  • Case study driven

Reaching a fair and lawful decision

  • The ‘Burchell’ Test: British Home Stores Ltd. v. Burchell [1980] I.C.R. 303. (E.A.T.)

 

Who should attend?

This session will be relevant to officers and elected-members who carry out investigations .

Speakers:

Ian Kirke LLB (Hons)

Ian is a former senior police officer, academic and elected member in Bracknell Forest Council. He is keen to add value to understanding the best ways of eliminating bulk and violent crime within the workplace by engaging with, amongst others, current and ex-offenders. The focus of his post graduate work, the frustration and detection of internal crime, has received significant accolades, including a year-on-year saving of £2.2M for a leading supermarket chain.

A leading authority on the Home Office approved Community Safety Accreditation Scheme he has led several projects for local authorities and commercial enterprises underpinning the notion of the extended police family. As a feature writer he often reflects upon topical social interest issues, travel, health, crime, and his football club Notts County!