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NCJ Number: 228490 Find in a Library
Title: Advanced Technology for Interview & Interrogation
Journal: Law and Order Magazine  Volume:57  Issue:7  Dated:July 2009  Pages:66-69
Author(s): Sara Richmond
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 4
Type: Overview Text
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes new technology for teaching interview and interrogation techniques.
Abstract: Because the most critical elements for successful interviews and interrogations include strong interpersonal and observational skills, it is increasingly important to find teaching methods that are effective with a generation that is most comfortable interacting with the world through a computer screen. SIMmersion LLC is a software development company that has produced the most advanced simulation ever developed for training law enforcement, security, and intelligence community professionals on assessing veracity and employing effective interview techniques. The simulation provides a scenario and a suspect. Challenges for the trainee include building rapport and asking appropriate questions. The session ends with a score, creating a game-like quality. Repeated use of the simulation exposes the trainee to different personalities, motivations, and levels of veracity. The simulation includes 4 hours of e-learning content. Reaction to this recently released software has been positive, but should be used in conjunction with other resources.
Main Term(s): Interview and interrogation; Teaching/training techniques
Index Term(s): Computer aided instruction; Computer hardware systems; Computer simulation; Computer software; Computer Terminals; Intelligence units; Law enforcement; Microcomputer systems
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