Former Det Ch Supt Carr – The practicalities of police interviews

The FORGE is delighted to announce our first external guest speaker of 2017: Former Detective Chief Superintendent Laurence Carr (Merseyside Police).

Details of his talk are below.

The practicalities of police interviews

Please be aware that this talk will involve reference to criminal cases.

This presentation aims to examine the practical obstacles that exist in police interview situations and how police in the UK have developed a method to try to overcome those obstacles so as to maximise disclosure and dialogue. It touches upon the development of the methodology, examines what the interview actually consists of, contrasts and compares differing techniques and examines the arguments for and against. It also looks at such things as how to overcome silence, how to use silence, the power dynamic in the room, effective listening, managing the physical environment, dealing with deliberate obstruction, rapport building, and effective conversation management amongst other topics.

Laurence Carr spent 30 years in Merseyside Police achieving the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent. He led the Force Major Incident Team and was heavily involved in police interviews in numerous contexts, both as a practitioner and as a strategist. He now leads the Behavioural Assessment Unit at a leading financial services company.

W17, 1200-1400, Thu 02nd Mar, George Fox Lecture Theatre 3
Note that the talk itself will run from 1200-1300, and Laurence will stay for a further hour in case anyone wishes to chat with him one-to-one.

All are welcome to attend.