special interviewing

The first question that arises is: “What is special about this interview and how does it differ from other forms of interviewing?

Interview is used by different scientific disciplines and professions (medicine, psychology, psychiatry, journalism, sociology, etc.) as research methods and as a tool for gathering information from people. Each discipline or profession has adapted it to its methodological system and purpose of use, and incorporates its specific elements into it. Criminalistics, for example, uses interviews as a method to gather relevant information to detect, clarify, and prove criminal acts, but also to gather other security-relevant information.

For this purpose, we have incorporated our own knowledge gained by new scientific researches and current criminalistics practice almost every day. This knowledge that criminalists have gathered for decades, even centuries, represents the secret components that modern criminalists use to collect data from people. These insights include special criminalistics knowledge and skills that are required for effective conduction of interview.

The specificity of an investigative interview is that it is aimed at detecting and clarifying criminal offenses, misdemeanors or other harmful events. Security interview, on the other hand, is based on gathering security-relevant information aimed at preventing such events and anticipating potential security risks. The social significance of these actions and the responsibility of the interviewers who conduct them are different compared to other types of interviews.

The specificity of the investigative interview is also the dominant focus on the reconstruction of events in the past, which almost always needs to be as precise as possible, sometimes down to the smallest detail. These types of interviews are also oriented towards establishing the truth through the application of deterrence tactics, as well as methods for lie detection.

Investigative Interview
Exit interview
Security Interview
Insurance Anti-Fraud Interview