‘Disclosure’ V ‘Report’ (in an investigation context). Does it Matter?

‘Disclosure’ V ‘Report’ (in an investigation context). Does it Matter? Are they one and the same? What impact does it have on justice? Do semantics matter? In short, No, Lots, and Yes, I suggest! Dictionary definitions (and Google!) do little to define or clarify the difference and their impact on an investigation so let me…

Interview Recording in Japan – A history!

Interview Recording in Japan 18yrs ago I was privileged to hold a position as the Force Interview Manager for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), known then as a ‘Tier 5’. I was particularly proud on being the first support staff ISO in the UK appointed to this position full time in 2006; the pinnacle of a…

Intersol COO Presenter and Panel Member for Association of Corporate Investigators

Intersol COO Presenter and Panel Member for Association of Corporate Investigators ACI’s interactive one day workshop (https://www.my-aci.com/uploads/1/1/9/2/119293279/agenda.html.docx ) will enhance and develop the decision-making ability of delegates, featuring a complex real-life example allegation where delegates will decide what, when and why to utilise investigative tools including: open source research, digital forensics, eDiscovery, investigative interviewing and…

Intersol Awarded Direct Claims Status by Regulator

Intersol Awarded Direct Claims Status by Regulator. Always delighted to finish the week with good news! Skillsfirst assessed the quality of our training delivery earlier this month and we’re delighted to receive the following formal confirmation that we have had our direct claims status renewed for another year: “Following recent external verification, I am pleased…

Intersol ‘Bottle’ 300 Years of Interviewing Expertise for UK Policing.

Intersol ‘Bottle’ 300 Years of Interviewing Expertise for UK Policing. Are you a police force struggling with resource and finance? Would you like to save tens of thousands of pounds and keep your officers operational? Are you passionate about investigation competence and your reputation? If so please take a moment to reflect on this serious…

Criminal Procedure and Investigation (C.P.I.A.) Act 1996 Training – Case Study

Criminal Procedure and Investigation (C.P.I.A.) Act 1996 Training – Case Study.   Requirements Against a background of well-documented recent miscarriages of justice resulting from investigation disclosure shortcomings a national regulator identified a C.P.I.A. training need for employees. Recent examples include: https://www.gardencourtchambers.co.uk/prosecution-case-collapses-in-the-face-of-serious-disclosure-failings/ and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43923056 The corporate cost of failed investigations as a result of poor disclosure…

Intersol Onboard 8 New Inquiry Associates

Intersol Onboard 8 New Inquiry Associates as they go from strength to strength in the investigation and inquiry training, advising and delivery market. Intersols positioning as a ‘disrupter’ is leading to rapidly growing demand for training of investigation and investigative interviewing and the delivery of external inquiry case management support that is robust and ethical.…

CPIA Disclosure Training. Nothing Beats Peer Feedback!

CPIA Disclosure Training. Nothing Beats Peer Feedback! “I wanted to let you know what a brilliant job Graham did today providing disclosure input to us at the (regulators). I’ve had disclosure ‘training’ a few times over the years and thought I had a ‘reasonable’ handle on it but today’s training has proved that I didn’t…

Intersol Global Retained by UCL for External Investigation Support

  Intersol are delighted to be contracted by University College London (UCL) as their external investigation experts and will provide investigation training, advice, and operational support where needed, to UCL staff responsible for conducting workplace inquiries into misconduct, particularly those of a serious nature or where the misconduct might amount to criminality. This is a…

Are memories reliable? Expert explains how they change more than we realise

Are memories reliable? Expert explains how they change more than we realise. (Acknowledgements to The Conversation and Robert Nash @ Aston Uni). https://theconversation.com/are-memories-reliable-expert-explains-how-they-change-more-than-we-realise-106461?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2017%202018%20-%201188310823&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20December%2017%202018%20-%201188310823+CID_f92e740af763da5de4f28b4aff456ced&utm_source=campaign_monitor_uk&utm_term=as%20Robert%20Nash%20explains Precisely why it’s vital to capture victim and witness accounts as promptly as possible if you want accuracy and reliable detail in any investigative context. Do not ‘set them up (or yourself) to…