Interview and Interrogation

Interview and Interrogation | insurance Investigations

Interview and Interrogation

Many investigations require more than just surveillance and background checks. In these cases, interviews, questioning, or even interrogations may be necessary to uncover the truth and collect evidence. At Insight Investigations, we employ expert investigators who specialize in behaviour analysis and interrogative tactics.

 

Interview:

 

  • The interviewee is not a suspect at this stage. However, due to the nature of an interview, there is a high potential for deception. Any suspicions held by the investigator must be confirmed with evidence to be supported. 
  • In an interview, the interviewee has not been detained or arrested. 

 

Questioning:

 

  • Questioning occurs when some type of circumstantial evidence has been uncovered.
  • The investigator will offer the suspect an opportunity to disclose information that may exclude them from any wrongdoing.
  • Grounds for detainment must be verified with the client or law enforcement.

 

Interrogation:

 

  • Interrogation often results from the uncovering of direct or strong circumstantial evidence.
  • Before the interrogation, the investigator will develop an interrogation plan that accounts for motivations or possibly clears an innocent person of accusations.
  • Like in questioning, grounds for arrest are to be verified with the client or law enforcement.

 

In addition to these services, we also provide lie-detection examinations to further collect evidence of:

  • Employee Theft
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Workplace Misconduct
  • Statement Review 
  • Drug-Use
  • Vandalism
  • Minimizing Involvement
  • False Confessions
  • Conspiracy to Commit
  • Attempting to Commit
  • Accessory After the Fact
  • Aiding and Abetting
  • Pre-Employment Interviews

Not only is it important for investigators to conduct themselves appropriately, but professional statement-taking is also critical to the admissibility of a written confession that has been transcribed from an interrogation. This requires a variety of skill sets such as preparation, forensic statement analysis, verbal vs non-verbal behaviour assessment, Forensic Assessment Interview Technique, also known as FAINT, and a thorough understanding of aggressive behaviour. 


Through these techniques and skills, our investigators are able to conduct professional, legal, and effective interviews and interrogations to support our clients’ claims. Request a complimentary consultation or give us a call at our Calgary office to learn more about these services.

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