Title: No Witnesses? No Problem. Tips for Effectively Assessing Credibility
You just completed your last investigation interview. Now comes the hard part: assessing credibility. Sometimes the facts and credibility of the complainant, subject and witnesses is clear. But often, the investigator finds it’s a close call as to who is more credible, or finds that both parties and witnesses are credible. Giving up and saying “inconclusive” is not an option: the investigator must reach a conclusion. Credibility assessments are imperative in helping the investigator determine which testimony and evidence is more credible. Come learn from an experienced attorney investigator how to effectively assess credibility using factors such as plausibility, prior record, corroboration, consistency or motive. In this #MeToo and #TimesUp era, employers must confidently rely on investigation findings that are based on credibility assessments in order to support their employment decisions.
Workplace Application: Learn how to make sound findings using various factors to effectively assess the credibility of witnesses and evidence.
1. Learn about the various factors use by experienced investigators to make credibility determinations.
2. Learn to effectively analyze testimony in order to assess credibility
3. Gain tips on ways to ask insightful and probing questions in order to determine each witnesses’ credibility
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