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FSCT 7230 - Forensic Interviewing 1

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The outcome of most investigations usually depends on the information supplied by victims, witnesses and suspects to an investigator. The amount and veracity of this information is of utmost importance. In this course, investigators learn methods and techniques available for interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain proper, informative and legal statements that will both aid in the investigation and be acceptable to the court.


60% in FSCT 7002





Winter 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2016 term.

CRN 80013

Tue Feb 16 - Fri Feb 19 4 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 16 - Feb 19 Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri 08:30 - 16:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 239
Feb 19 Fri 08:30 - 16:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 325
Feb 19 Fri 08:30 - 16:30 BBY NE1 Rm. 242



Course Outline





  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For details on the textbook required, please check: . For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensic Dept ( For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: .

Four seats remaining as of Dec 1, 2015 10:16 am PST. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Prepare an interview room describing furnishings.
  • Explain the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Interpret non-verbal cues and their meanings.
  • Apply different interview techniques and approaches including: effective listening, ethics and relating to different personalities.
  • Take a statement correctly.
  • Construct and ask more effective questions.
  • Develop a cognitive interview.
  • Describe basic statement analysis, including the 'VIEW' questionnaire.
  • Conduct a forensic interview (interrogation).

Related Programs

FSCT 7230 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Forensic Science Technology (Forensic Health Sciences Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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