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24 Hr. Criminal Interview & Interrogation

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Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Ends On: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
O'Fallon Police Department
285 North Seven Hills Road
O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
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Instructor: John Guzman, W-Z Instructor.
Class Limit: 40
The 3-day Wicklander-Zulawski (WZ) Seminar on Criminal Interview and Interrogation is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the investigator, homicide detective, major crimes task. The purpose of the course is to crystallize the experience of the seminar participant by instructing them in multiple methods of interview and interrogation that will prove most useful in the investigative process. For the new officer, it will form the basis for growth by providing a structured format that can be used while the investigator gains experience.
The approach of the course is one of practical application rather than theory. The time spent in the course will enable participants to immediately benefit from what they have learned in the seminar.
* Room Setting and Preparation                        * The WZ Non-Confrontational Method
* Interpretation of Verbal & Physical Behavior  * Rationalizations
* Selective Interview Technique                         * Handling Denials
* Fact-Finding Interview                                   * Enticement Questions
* The Participatory Method                                * Submission
* False Confessions                                          * Development & Substantiation of the Confession