Toxic Workplace Culture and Social Contagion – The ticking ‘time-bomb’ for Higher Education?

By |2020-01-20T15:28:55+00:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: CEO's Blog, Investigative Interviewing, Products and Solutions, Professional Development, Training, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Toxic Workplace Culture and Social Contagion - The ticking 'time-bomb' for Higher Education? andnbsp; Witnessing workplace harassment and discrimination - Overcoming the ‘social contagion’ of toxic work culture The team at 'Talk to Spot', a Bot driven reporting tool, commissioned research to examine the experience of witnessing workplace harassment and discrimination, the barriers to reporting such behavior to human resources, and how organisations can improve reporting procedures. The research involved a collaboration between Spot, researchers from three UK universities, and various NGOs and nonprofits that provide support for individuals with protected characteristics. The study was conducted because understanding the witness experience [...]

“Managing Difficult Legal Conversations” An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals.

By |2020-02-17T16:41:54+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Managing Difficult Legal Conversations” - An introduction to the world of forensic investigative interviewing for lawyers and paralegals. We are delighted that the Manchester Chamber have invited us to host a seminar at their Manchester offices, Elliot House,151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD on Thursday 4th October 2018 between 5pm and 7pm. Join us for free refreshments and a little peek into the world of forensic quality interviewing that will set you apart from others when it comes to making fully and accurately informed business decisions. We will evidence how the Extraordinary Case Management (ECM®) of interviews and investigations will save you [...]

Prosecutors urged to ditch ‘weak’ rape cases to improve figures

By |2019-12-19T10:41:18+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Prosecutors urged to ditch 'weak' rape cases to improve figures https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/sep/24/prosecutors-rape-cases-cps-crown-prosecution-service-conviction-rates All rather simplistic? CPS decision-making relies on the quality, competence, detail, accuracy and reliability of the material that the investigators provide them. Investigations alter, on occasion cost, lives and yet so often we entrust it to the unqualified and inexperienced, never more than in the current climate of austerity and politically driven knee-jerk reaction?

Intersol Global – Investigation and Interviewing Solutions. New Year, New Offices!

By |2020-02-17T16:41:17+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

2018 promises to be a significant and exciting year in the remarkable development of intersol Global. The leading supplier of investigation and interviewing training, advising, and delivery, Intersol have moved into new offices at Cheadle House, Royal Crescent, Cheadle, SK8 3FS. This move enables an array of onsite facilities and services; bespoke training rooms that cater from 5 to 50, conference and workshop facilities, accommodation, discreet interview rooms and recording facilities, everything that will support the next phase of growth by this cutting edge innovative group of professionals, a ‘one-stop shop’ for all your investigation and interviewing requirements. What elevates Intersol [...]

Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail

By |2019-12-19T10:09:28+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up to fail?” (Professor of forensic psychology) “As a defence lawyer a primary objective is to rigorously test and challenge witness credibility” (UK QC) A decade ago I embarked on a journey to improve the standard of investigation for survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assaults. Why? Because those standards were inconsistent, a post-code lottery, too often incompetent, and led directly to tragic loss of life and ruination families. Moreso, as ‘contact offences’ they are all ‘theoretically’ detectable given competence and tactical use of evidence throughout the case [...]

Inside Court 12: The complete story of the Belfast rape trial. Routinely setting victims up to fail.

By |2019-12-19T10:06:03+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

How ironic that the next post on this news feed is this piece reproduced courtesy of the Irish Times: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/inside-court-12-the-complete-story-of-the-belfast-rape-trial-1.3443620 How it reinforces everything highlighted in the last post reproduced here for ease of reference: Rape Victims Routinely Set Up To Fail “Why do the police spend so much time and resources setting victims up to fail?” (Professor of forensic psychology) “As a defence lawyer a primary objective is to rigorously test and challenge witness credibility” (UK QC) A decade ago I embarked on a journey to improve the standard of investigation for survivors of Rape and Serious Sexual Assaults. Why? [...]

Rape and DV Survivors-Preserving their Evidence

By |2019-12-19T10:01:38+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The attached case study compellingly sums up why we need to give more thought to the forensic cold-storage of victims testimony in those many cases where they don’t want any police involvement. Not just to better enable and protect them should they change their mind and become exposed to the adversarial active defence tactics of QCs but to protect other members of the public from becoming victims and having to ‘survive’. The case study speaks for itself, has application in many other ways (think of all those impacted by recent terrorist atrocities – never more poignant than on the anniversary [...]