CWU ACCT 461 - Chapter 15 Interviewing Witnesses (31 pages)

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Chapter 15 Interviewing Witnesses

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Central Washigton University
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Acct 461 - Fraud Examination

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Chapter 15 Interviewing Witnesses 1 Learning Objectives List the five types of interview questions Understand how to ask introductory questions Explain how to construct informational questions Understand the differences between open closed and leading questions Explain how to close an interview 2 Learning Objectives Define and explain the purpose of assessment questions List some nonverbal clues to deception List some verbal clues to deception Discuss the methodology of admissionseeking questions List the elements of a signed statement 3 Interviewing Questions Introductory Informational Assessment Closing Admission seeking 4 Introductory Questions Provides an introduction Establishes rapport Establishes the theme of the interviews Observes the person s reactions 5 General Rules for Introductory Questions Don t interview more than one person at a time Conduct interviews under conditions of privacy Ask nonsensitive questions Instead of Investigation Audit Interview Embezzlement Use Inquiry Review Ask a few questions Shortage or paperwork problems 6 General Rules for Introductory Questions Get a commitment for assistance Make a transitional statement Seek continuous agreement Do not promise confidentiality Negotiations Discussing the source of allegations 7 Informational Questions Open questions Closed questions Leading questions Question sequences 8 Informational Question Techniques Begin by asking questions that are not likely to cause the respondent to become defensive or hostile Ask the questions in a manner that will develop the facts in the order of their occurrence or in some other systematic order Ask only one question at a time and frame the question so that only one answer is required Ask straightforward and frank questions generally avoid shrewd approaches Keep interruptions to a minimum and do not stop the subject s narrative without good reason 9 Informational Question Techniques Give the respondent ample time to answer do not rush the respondent Try to



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