The goal of an investigative interview is to obtain accurate, reliable, and actionable information. Fact-finding requires good interviews. Under certain circumstances can these best be carried out by an experienced, and above all, independent individual.
A third party’s interview will significantly lessen the chance that not all facts surface due to internal relationships, loyalty, or peer pressure.
These days a more professional approach towards all types of investigative interviewing is not to be underestimated to uphold your reputation. Any case must be handled fairly and well-managed from day one. Additional training, on top of that, minimize the chance of human error during the interview and makes information that comes forward more reliable.
We are trained in and work according to the PEACE model (Preparation and Planning, Engage and Explain, Account, Closure, and Evaluate). Peace is developed in the United Kingdom in response to documented forced confessions and associated wrongful convictions in the 1980s and ’90s. The interviewing technique is ethical and research-based, and it stimulates a safe and effective gathering of facts. The method aims at maximizing the likelihood of obtaining relevant information.