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iIIRG VIRTUAL 2021

International Panel (Spanish): "Perspectiva de la Entrevista de Investigación en México y Chile"

September 9th 4:00 – 5:30 pm BST

Vincent Denault

Daren Jay

Jason J. Dickinson

Leslie Cuthbert

Panel Overview:

Perspectiva de la Entrevista de Investigación en México y Chile **This session will run in Spanish**

(English Translation Below)

Conceptos básicos 

La entrevista de investigación es un método no coercitivo para entrevistar víctimas, testigos y sospechosos de delitos. En general, las entrevistas de investigación “implican obtener el relato detallado y preciso de un evento o situación de una persona para ayudar a la toma de decisiones”. Esta técnica de entrevista es ética, basada en investigación científica, y estimula la recopilación segura y eficaz de pruebas.

Resumen

Si bien la prohibición de la tortura es factible, con frecuencia ocurre durante los “interrogatorios” por parte de las autoridades con el propósito de obtener una confesión y resolver delitos. En México, como en el resto del mundo, las confesiones falsas y la información poco fidedigna derivada de la tortura y los malos tratos durante los “interrogatorios” han dado lugar a condenas erróneas, desperdicio de recursos y errores judiciales. Para minimizar esta problemática, se propone que México adopte la aplicación de modelos y técnicas de entrevista de investigación basadas en los principios Méndez. 

 

Perspectives on Investigative Interviewing in Mexico and Chile

Basic concepts

Investigative interview is a non-coercive method of interviewing crime victims, witnesses, and suspects. In general, investigative interviews “involve obtaining a detailed and accurate testimony to assist decision-making.” Investigative interviewing is ethical, based on scientific research, and helps acquiring evidence.

 Abstract

While the prohibition of torture is achievable, it often occurs during “interrogations” by authorities for obtaining a confession and solving crimes. In Mexico, as in the rest of the world, false confessions and unreliable information derived from torture during “interrogations” have resulted in wrongful convictions, misuse of resources and judicial errors. To minimize this problem, it is proposed that Mexico and Chile adopt the application of investigative interview models and techniques based on the Méndez principles.

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

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!