Two-part Webinar Series on “Empathy Based Suspect Interviewing.”

“This webinar series dives into the history of suspect interview techniques in the United States and the motivation behind the development of confrontational interviews. The presenters discuss how empathy can enhance a sexual violence suspect’s willingness to talk in an interview, resulting in enhanced potential for confession and increased opportunity for corroboration and leads. Participants will learn about the benefits of using a “soft” interview room and look at the research behind current use of empathy-based suspect interviews. Participants will also learn about a prosecutor-specific strategy for suspect interviews that requires suspects to “flip their perspective” about an event and answer questions from the victim’s view. These unexpected questions then lay the foundation for the development of a successful cross-examination at trial.” Read about these and many more webinars available at End Violence Against Women’s International.