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In forensic accounting, interviewing is used to obtain important information from witnesses and suspects. An important aspect is the ability of investigators to obtain accurate and reliable information from victims, witnesses and the suspects or any interviewee. The interview process is an essential part of information gathering for any investigation.

The importance of improving the quality of the interviewing with the potential for visual recording of all interviews should be placed high on the agenda of all organizations across the globe. A properly conducted forensic interview can result in an extreme benefit regarding collection of information. The interviewer’s role is to develop a full understanding of the facts.

There is a distinct difference between a forensic interview and a criminal interrogation. Typically, forensic auditors will not be involved in interrogations. The Canadian or U.S. forensic accounting profession does not have a standardized interview model to truly equip its professionals with the interview tools required to elicit confessions ethically. Majority of their skills are developed through experience, and not through a standardized model of training

This session focuses on various interview concepts and methods.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understanding the investigative interview process.
  • Explore the REID interview model.
  • Explore the PEACE interview model.
  • Explore and examine interviewing studies.
  • Discover and determining what interview process to use.
  • Explore motivational interviewing.
  • Identify general interview techniques.
  • Explore the developing questions.
  • Discover the considering evidence.
  • Recognize and analyze body language and behavioral signs.
  • Recognize final consideration steps.
Last updated/reviewed: May 13, 2022

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

9 CoursesBecoming a Forensic Accountant Certification

  1. Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  2. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Document Review and Handwriting Analysis
  3. Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  4. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus Digital Forensics
  5. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics - Part 1
  6. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Cryptology) - Part 2
  7. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Computer Forensics (Steganography) Part 3
  8. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Focus on Network Forensics
  9. Preparing to be a Forensic Accountant: Cloud Forensics

7 Reviews (27 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
I liked the variety of interviewing techniques discussed. I had taken a Reid course in the past, so was familiar with it. The other techniques were new and certainly gave me tools to consider using in different scenarios.
5
Anonymous Author
Very interesting and informative. I learned a lot about how to conduct a successful interview. The difference between law enforcement and forensic accounting was very interesting.
5
Anonymous Author
Another very interesting and informative session delivered by Lynn. At some moment i had a feeling that it was too much information to digest. Overall five stars.
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Member's Profile
The field of forensic accounting is the most interesting sub field in this discipline. I can't wait for the next course!
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Anonymous Author
Overall this was an interesting course and gave a good overview of different fraud interviewing techniques.
5
Member's Profile
This was a great course with just the right amount of information. Lynn Fountain is a great presenter.
5
Member's Profile
Good course and very well organize. Interesting course material

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational
No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  4:57Introduction to Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  12:33Interviewing and It's Models
  6:00Studies
  17:32What Interview Style Should be Used
  7:10Motivational Interview
  17:24General Interview Techniques
  11:48Questions and Evidence
  16:10Analyzing Behavioral Signs
  13:38Analyzing Behavioral Signs Cont'd
  4:36Final Step and Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:51:48Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Forensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques
  PDFForensic and Fraud Interviewing Skills and Techniques Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM