Effective Statements

Training Manual Table of Contents

Module One: Statement Taking Basics
Statements as Evidence 1
Types of Statements   4
Workshop 1.1 - When Should I Take a Statement and From Whom 7
Communication 8
Preparation 10
Pre Interview 11
Workshop 1.2 - Interviewing: A Test of General Knowledge 14
Workshop 1.3 - The Pre-interview 19
Statement Structure 20
Workshop 1.4 - Critical Review of a Statement - Part A 21
Workshop 1.4 - Critical Review of a Statement - Part B 28
Workshop 1.5 - Questioning to Get Results 30
Questioning Techniques 31
Follow Up Questions 33
Diagrams 34
Listening 34
Workshop 1.6 - Listening 36
Module Two: Written Statements
Preparation 39
Format Guidelines/Validation Techniques 40
Workshop 2.1 - What's Wrong with this Statement 44
Workshop 2.2 - Taking a Written Statement 46
Module Three: Recorded Statements
Preparation  50
Format Guidelines/Validation Techniques 52
Workshop 3.1 - Recorded Statement Summary - Part A  55
Workshop 3.1 - Recorded Statement Summary - Part B  56
Workshop 3.2 - Untruthful Indicators  57
Deception  58
Workshop 3.3 - Taking a Recorded Statement  60
Workshop 3.4 - Taking a Recorded Statement  64
References   75