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Vincent Denault

Daren Jay

Jason J. Dickinson

Paul Curby

Leslie Cuthbert

Panel Overview:

Remote Interviewing, Training and Court Practices

In this live event, a panel of international expert practitioners and academics will discuss remote practices for interviewing, training and court purposes and answer your questions on the topic. The existing empirical literature on how best to utilise remote practices in these settings will be considered along with the benefits and pitfalls associated with them and the areas where further research would be beneficial.  Given that many practitioners have been forced to adapt in order to tackle the challenges posed by COVID and reduced opportunity for face-to-face interactions, this panel will provide a starting point for discussion of how to maintain and develop possible benefits of such changes and overcome the challenges.  

Speaker Profiles:

Vincent Denault:

Vincent Denault is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology of McGill University, and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law of University of Sherbrooke. His past positions include Lecturer in the Department of Communication of University of Montreal, Postdoctoral Scholar at the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and the Public Law Research Center of University of Montreal, and Research Consultant at the Department of Communication of University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication (University of Montreal, 2020) and a Master of Laws (University of Quebec in Montreal, 2015). His research focuses on issues related to witness testimony, credibility assessment, deception detection, and nonverbal behavior in courtrooms. Vincent Denault is the co-founder of the Center for Studies in Nonverbal Communication Sciences of the Research Center of the Montreal Mental Health University Institute, and the co-founder of the Deception Research Society. He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including the inaugural Emerging Scholar Award (2016) of the Nonverbal Division of the National Communication Association. In addition to his work in academia, Vincent Denault is a lawyer and a coroner investigating deaths that occurred as a result of negligence or in obscure or violent circumstances.

Daren Jay:

Daren Jay is the founder of Interview Management Solutions (IMS), a global consulting & technology services company committed to helping organisations improve their investigative interviewing, both in terms of training and operational practice. As a law enforcement training consultant and digital policing advocate, Daren’s growing list of global clients include the World Bank (Washington D.C.), the Indian Police Service (Hyderabad), the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg) and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (Ukraine). Daren qualified as an Investigative Interview Trainer in 1996 and has been heavily involved in interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects in connection with a wide range of criminal offences including sexual offences and other offences against the person. In 2005, Daren qualified with Kent Police as a UK Home Office Tier 3 Video Interviewer enabling him to video interview adults, children and other vulnerable persons in relation to child abuse offences and other serious sexual offences. Daren joined Charles Sturt University (CSU) as a Lecturer in Policing in 2008 and currently serves as the discipline lead for Investigative Interviewing at CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS). Through this role, Daren continues to design and deliver Investigative Interviewing and Investigation Management short courses to federal and state law enforcement agencies across Australia and beyond. Daren is the creator of the TILES System® software, an investigative interviewing planning and management tool designed to digitally transform all aspects of the PEACE model framework. Daren’s operational experience is supported by an academic profile which includes a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Policing and Police Studies, a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management, and Diplomas in Government Investigations, Government Fraud Control and Security and Risk Management.

Jason J. Dickinson:

Jason’s research on children’s eyewitness testimony identifies strategies for questioning children in forensic contexts to increase the accuracy of legal decision-making. His federally funded research on tele-forensic interviewing has been instrumental in shaping policy and training initiatives for safely interviewing children during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paul Curby

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the area of investigation, fraud risk management and governance. He started his career with the Australian Customs Service and then the NSW Police and had 15 years of law enforcement experience in Australia. He has worked on various task forces including the Building Industry Task Force in the 1990’s and more recently the Inquiry conducted by the Honourable P A Bergin SC into the Crown Casino, in Sydney, established by the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority. Paul has worked for a major Australian airline investigating internal and external fraud. He has been working in business advisory since 2000 when he took up a joint founding role in establishing a fraud risk consulting practice for a big 4 accounting firm in Singapore. Since then he founded and ran his own boutique fraud risk company in Singapore for 6 years, travelled extensively through Asia and Europe conducting investigative, due diligence and risk management assignments. Paul moved back to Australia in 2012 and was a partner with a well known firm providing forensic services. He established CurbyMcLintock in 2017. Drawing upon extensive experience, he prides himself on providing candid advice to help his clients better navigate options and solutions to deal a particular situation.

Leslie Cuthbert:

With a background as a Criminal Defence Solicitor-Advocate Leslie is currently engaged in a number of diverse roles. These include judicial work sitting as a Recorder in the Crown Court and as a Tribunal Judge of the Mental Health Tribunal, the Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunal and the Social Security and Child Support Appeals Tribunal. Leslie also adjudicates Road User Charging appeals, is one of the Independent Adjudicators for Companies House, is a Legally Qualified Chair of the Police Misconduct Panel and Vice-Chair of the Appeals Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Leslie has been a trainer of investigators and lawyers in a variety of skills, is the Lead Advocacy Trainer of the Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates (SAHCA) and trains on a number of courses for the Judicial College of England and Wales as well as the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN). He is a Director of Independent Investigative Interviewing Limited which conducts disciplinary, grievance and complaints investigations for companies which lack the resources or skill mix to undertake them. He is the author of two books ‘Effective Interviewing for Disciplinary, Grievance and Complaints Investigations’ and ‘365 Daily Advocacy Tips’, published by Bloomsbury Professional Publishing, and is currently working on a book focussing on judgecraft.