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Evidence Based Interview & Interrogation

Mar. 3 - 5, 2025
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

  • Civil Rights (2.0 hrs.)
  • Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority (2.0 hrs.)
  • Human Rights (0.5 hrs.)
  • Legal Updates (2.0 hrs.)
  • Procedural Justice (5.0 hrs.)
  • De-escalation Techniques (1.0 hrs.)
  • Lead Homicide Investigator (24.0 hrs.)


Developed and taught by the CTK Group, this evidence-based 24-hour program has been designed to provide fellow investigators with a solid foundational footing in cognitive interview and interrogation techniques that adhere to current guidelines on custody and voluntariness.  Students will be provided with the information and skills needed to conduct both custodial and non-custodial interrogations that are based on current research, are legally-defensible, and that produce results – regardless of assignment, jurisdiction, or type of crime.

Through a combination of lecture, active classroom discussion, role-playing scenarios, and video analysis, students will specifically examine areas where advantage can be gained, thus increasing opportunities for information gathering from suspects, witnesses, and victims.


  • Foundational Amendments to the U.S. Constitution that affect Interview and Interrogation
  • Principles of custodial and non-custodial interrogation
  • Interviewing and interrogating juveniles
  • Custody and Voluntariness issues
  • Limitations of written statements and chronological interviewing
  • Social influence and rapport-building using High Value Interrogation Group (HIG) research
  • How memory works and principles of Cognitive Interviewing
  • Why people do or do not confess and how this research dictates your tactical approach
  • The Challenge:  The best way and time to challenge suspects
  • Theme-based interrogation
  • Post-admission interviews
  • False confessions and utilizing a game plan that guards against them


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Please register for this course by February 17.