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Ultimate Investigative Interviewing

J.J. Newberry & Dr. Edward Geiselman | July 27-30



Ends May 31



Ends July 24



Ends July 30


The hottest topics in Investigative Interviewing are being combined in a four-day skill building workshop – Cognitive Interviewing, Rapport Building, and Deception Detection.

Since Information is the lifeblood of cyber investigations, it is the ability of investigators to obtain useful and accurate information that is most crucial. During this course you will learn techniques to establish rapport and to gain trust and see your information gathering capabilities multiply! Master the art of asking questions, how to phrase them and when to ask them. Understand the workings of memory and the proven memory retrieval techniques that are admissible in court! Develop practical skills that will enhance all your interactions and ability to read people that you can apply immediately. Learn the behavioral and emotional clues that give away a liar including training on micro facial expression of emotion. Detect lies in interviews, meetings and in the courtroom!

Key Topics Covered in the course:

Ultimate Investigative Interviewing is a dynamic multi-dimensional system of questioning and eliciting the truth from suspects, witnesses and any other subjects of interest. The techniques taught in the this course combine the knowledge gleaned over 40 years of scientific research and validation through real-life application by professionals such as attorneys, law enforcement, regulatory inspectors, intelligence agents and investigators.


Due to the nature of the material in this entry into this course will be limited to Law Enforcement Officers, Attorney, U.S. Federal and Local Government Personnel, and Properly-Credentialed Established Security Professionals only. If taking this course, you must register utilizing a domain name that can verify your place of employment.

What Students Will Be Provided With

Cognitive Interviewing course materials and Analytical Interviewing Student Manual. If we are selected by Black 2013 to present our course we will work with the publisher to possibly provide copies of the “Memory Enhancing Techniques for Investigative Interviewing: The Cognitive Interview”, and copies of “You Can’t Lie to Me”.

What Students Should Bring

Just the willingness to learn how to find the TRUTH in any interview, meeting or discussion. Students may bring a laptop; if they want to take notes receive any of the extra training material that may be provided during the course.


James J. Newberry was a U.S. Military Intelligence Officer for 22 years and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and served as an instructor for the 6th Army Area Intelligence School. He is also a retired U.S. Treasury Special Agent who served 27 years in various assignments including Organized Crime Strike Force, as an Intelligence Officer and he taught at the Federal law Enforcement Training Center.

As the co-founder and President of the Institute of Analytic Interviewing Mr. Newberry has established an organization dedicated to working with interviewers and investigators to use the most effective tools in interviewing that will enable them to identify deceptive behaviors and most importantly find the TRUTH.

R. Edward Geiselman is the co-developer of the Cognitive Interview technique. He has been a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, for over 30 years. He earned his Bachelor degree from Purdue University in 1972 where he studied engineering and psychology. Subsequently, he earned both Masters and PhD degrees from Ohio University in experimental psychology. Since joining the faculty at UCLA, he has published over 100 research papers in social-science and police-science journals. He is the author of five books including The Psychology of Murder, Intersections of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law (Volumes 1, 2, & 3), Eyewitness Expert Testimony, and Memory Enhancing Techniques for Investigative Interviewing: The Cognitive Interview. Professor Geiselman has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Expert Witness Panel for 18 years and has offered expert testimony in over 350 criminal trials for both federal and state courts. Professor Geiselman has conducted training and offered other consulting services for numerous investigative agencies including the FBI, Homeland Security, Secret Service, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Singapore Police Force, Health and Human Services, NTSB, LA Metropolitan Transit Authority, U.S. Marine Corps, and Walter-Reed Army Hospital. He also conducts investigative interviews for local police departments in ongoing cold-case investigations.