Have you heard of trauma informed interviewing? It’s a new approach to interviewing that’s gaining popularity in law enforcement agencies across the country. The idea behind it is that individuals who have experienced trauma may have difficulty communicating about their experiences, and traditional interview techniques may not be effective in obtaining accurate information from them.
Deception cues can be divided into two main categories: non-verbal and verbal. Non-verbal cues include body language, such as eye contact, facial expressions, physical movements or lack thereof, and body posture. Verbal cues include changes in vocal cadence, pitch, sentence fluency, word choice, and sentence structure.
Rapport building skills are essential for cops. In the street cop’s world, rapport building often occurs in a fast-paced environment with many distractions. A new study on rapport building offers techniques to help cops build strong relationships that will facilitate the process of proactive policing.
Rapport-building is a delicate dance between people who do not know each other.