IACP Launches No-Cost Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Online Training Series

IACP, in collaboration with the  Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, is pleased to announce the launch of a new online training series on juvenile interview and interrogation techniques. This introductory-level series includes four courses, including "Introduction to Analyzing Juvenile Behavior," "Introduction to Developing Rapport with Youth," "Introduction to Juvenile Interviewing Techniques," and "Introduction to Juvenile Interrogation Techniques". Through interactive lessons and activities, participants will learn the fundamental investigative skills, tactics, and procedures that result in effective juvenile interviews and interrogations. The courses include instruction on:

• Understanding adolescent development and youth culture and its impact on interviews and interrogations of juveniles 

• Interpreting youth behavior during an interview or interrogation 

• Techniques for building and establishing rapport with youth 

• Constructing age-appropriate statements and questions 

• Strategies and approaches designed for interviewing and interrogating youth 

• Cautions and considerations for interviewing and interrogating youth, including how to reduce the likelihood of false or coerced confessions 

The self-paced courses can be taken individually or combined as an entire training series, and are available free of charge. The courses are based on IACP/OJJDP’s classroom training, Introduction to Juvenile Interview and Interrogation Techniques. This highly successful classroom training has been delivered 39 times to over 2,100 law enforcement professionals, representing 38 U.S. states and three countries. These trainings are targeted to law enforcement who interview and/or interrogate youth. The techniques discussed in the courses focus on juvenile suspects and witnesses, ages 10 to 17, and do not cover child forensic interviewing. The training series is also open to allied juvenile justice professionals, but please note that only individuals legally authorized to interrogate youth will be granted access into the “Introduction to Juvenile Interrogation Techniques” course

To register, visit: http://elearning-courses.net/iacp/

For information on the system requirements to take the course, visit our getting started page

For more information, contact Sabrina Rhodes at 1-800-843-4227 x 831 or juvenilejustice@theiacp.org.