Developing information on other offenders
Developing accurate information and details beyond the scope of your investigation from your subject is always a challenging task.
One of the most challenging aspects of the development phase is developing information on other people in the workplace as co-conspirators. Here are a few tips to help us get more information on rollovers:
• Rather than asking “who else was involved?”, it may be better to start by asking, “Who else knows?” This allows
you to gather relevant knowledge before ever getting into who else might be involved.
• Rather than asking your subject to provide names, you can provide the names for them. While they may say “no”
to each of the names you’ve mentioned, just evaluate the “no” responses to identify which appear to be different
and require further exploration.
• You can ask the subject to evaluate others on a scale of 1 to 10. Just listen to the way that they evaluate their co-
• Finally, you can ask about the ‘what, where, when, how, and why’—but leave out the “who”. The details can lead
to the person they’re talking about.
by Chris Norris, CFI