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Maximising the use of low tech communication aids at police interviews, trials and conferences
City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses
10:00am - 04:00pm
Course facilitator(s): Tina Pereira, PhD and Alison Matthews
Course requirements: IfJ Full Member
Who is this course for: RIs and independent intermediaries
This all-day course highlights the various ways in which a range of low technology communication aids can be practically and effectively incorporated into police interviews, trials and conferences, to facilitate best evidence. It explains the functions aids serve and the type of information they can elicit. The course also emphasises the importance of how to manage aid-use with a vulnerable person and interviewing officer or advocate, for them to be successful. Examples are provided throughout, illustrating the differing but co-dependent roles of intermediaries and interviewing officers or advocates in facilitating effective communication.
Course dates and times:
17th June 2022 10:00am-04:00pm
To provide attendees with an understanding of:
1. The many functions of aids and types of evidence or information aids can be used to elicit
2. How to introduce and manage aids in a police interview, conference and trial
3. Best practice in using aids in a non-leading manner
The workshop is run in the form of a small group training. The presenters will present information and will invite participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas.
The following materials are provided:
- Power point presentations
Guidance for further reading-Bibliography
- Participants to log on 15 minutes prior to start of each session.
- It is required that all participants keep their cameras on throughout the workshop.
- Participants to complete online feedback form post workshop.