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iIIRG VIRTUAL 2021

Vincent Denault

Daren Jay

Jason J. Dickinson

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.

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. 

Live Panel 2: "What works in Institutional Investigations: Vulnerability, Risks and Information-Gathering"

September 9th 2:00 – 4:00 pm BST

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.

 

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. 

Live Panel 2: "What works in Institutional Investigations: Vulnerability, Risks and Information-Gathering"

September 9th 2:00 – 4:00 pm BST

Andrea Pescod

Andrea Pescod

Henry Otgaar

Henry Otgaar

Dawn Benson

Dawn Benson

Christian A. Meissner

Christian Meissner

Live Panel 3: "Protecting and Improving Rights in Investigative Interviewing"

September 10th 2:30 – 4:30 pm BST

Steve Kleinman

Steve Kleinman

Veronica Hinestroza

Veronica Hinestroza

gavin-oxburgh
Gavin Oxburgh
promokuvaksi Julialle
Julia Korkman
Maria Hartwig

Maria Hartwig

Mark Fallon

Mark Fallon

Taras Filonenko

International Panel (French): "Symposium sur la recherche et les pratiques dans la francophonie internationale: Futurs challenges pour les chercheurs et les praticiens"

September 8th 4:00 – 5:30 pm BST

International Panel (Spanish): "INSERT TITLE"

September 9th 4:00 – 5:30 pm BST

Student Panel: "What I Wish I'd Known - Advice from Expert Academics and Practitioners"

September 9th 4:00 – 5:30 pm BST

iIIRG-VIRTUAL 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the iIIRG will be hosting our first iIIRG Virtual in 2021. During the week commencing 6th September 2021, we will host sessions with international experts on topics of critical importance and relevance to the interviewing community.

This year our event will focus on ‘Navigating Virtual Intervestigative Interviewing’. With input from practitioners and academics, this event will explore challenges emerging from virtual interviewing practice during the pandemic, share effective practice in virtual training, and examine how virtual investigative procedures affect court processes.

iIIRG-VIRTUAL 2021

  • Live symposium panels with international content experts discussing our focus topics
  • In-depth conversations on our focus topics with practitioners and academics from around the world
  • Pre-recorded research presentations across a wide range of investigative interviewing topics from students, practitioners and academics – both in and outside the virtual space
  • Opportunities for connection and collaboration with iIIRG members from around the world
  • And much more…

We look forward to being together virtually in September!

Presentations at iIIRG Virtual will take the form of 5-10 minute recordings.

We invite Practitioners, Students and Researchers to submit a 200 word abstract outlining the content of their iIIRG Virtual talk – which might involve the presentation of empirical or other research data, analyses of Case Studies, or the consideration of specific investigative interviewing or information gathering contexts from either a Practice or Research perspective.

All talks should clearly identify a key challenge or problem in the field of investigative interviewing and discuss practice or research tackling this particular challenge. This might include examples of work conducted, such as a Case Study, or a recent piece of research undertaken.

We are keen to encourage abstract submissions from students, researchers, and practitioners with a diverse range of interviewing and research experience from around the world. The iIIIRG membership is also interested in hearing about work undertaken to influence or change policy and practice with respect to investigative interviewing practice.

Some sample areas of interest include:

  • Witness and Victim Interviewing
  • Suspect Interviewing
  • Remote and Online Interviewing
  • Intelligence Debriefing
  • Investigative Interviewing Training
  • Interviewing Asylum Seekers
  • Vulnerable Witness Interviewing
  • Credibility assessment and interviewing to detect deception
  • Interviewing in cases of historical sexual abuse
  • Risk Assessment Interviewing
  • Interviewing in the context of institutional investigations (e.g. Title IX, universities, healthcare)
  • Interviewing in complex cases
  • Use of interpreters in investigative interviews
  • Intermediaries in investigative interviews
  • Practice innovation and policy change in investigative interviewing
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list and we welcome talks on all topics relevant to the field of investigative interviewing.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 9th July.

Full details about how to prepare your recorded presentation for the conference will be circulated on acceptance of your abstract.

Tentative Schedule (all times BST)

Monday September 6th 2021
Virtual platform will open and all pre-recorded content will be made available for delegates
Wednesday September 8th 2021
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Live Panel: “Remote Interviewing, Training and Court Practices”
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Live Networking Event 1
4:00pm – 5:30pm – Live Panel: “Symposium sur la recherche et les pratiques dans la francophonie internationale: Futurs challenges pour les chercheurs et les praticiens” (conducted in French)
Thursday September 9th 2021
10:00am – 12:00pm – Live Networking Event 2
2:00pm – 4:00 pm – Live Panel: “What works in Institutional Investigations: Vulnerability, Risks and Information-Gathering”
4:00pm – 5:30pm – Live Panel: International Panel 2
Friday September 10th 2021
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Live Panel (Student Event): “What I Wish I’d Known” – Advice from Expert Academics and Practitioners”
2:30pm – 4:30pm – Live Panel: “Protecting and Improving Rights in Investigative Interviewing”
4:30pm – 6:00pm – Live Networking Event 3