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Symposium #1

Symposium 1

​This presentation will review the current state of research on investigative interviewing methods. Rapport based interviewing will be discussed, particularly the effective use of rapport-building skills and how to measure rapport in an investigative interview. The presenter will also discuss the limitations of research on investigative interviewing and the importance of collaborations between scientists and practitioners in improving the use of evidence-based interviewing.


Misty Duke, Ph.D. - Lecturer, National Security Studies Institute

Misty Duke

​​Misty Duke earned a PhD in Legal Psychology from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Additionally, she has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Duke won the Graduate School award for Outstanding Thesis for her research on forensic interviewing methods with children and recently published a chapter in an edited book on inappropriate child forensic interviewing practices. Her dissertation on the development of a measure of rapport in investigative interviews was funded by the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), which is housed within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Dr. Duke is currently principal investigator on a study of the effectiveness of Army Field Manual approaches that is also being funded by the HIG. She has presented papers on her research at the American Psychology-Law Society annual conferences and at a HIG annual symposium. Dr. Duke is a Lecturer in the National Security Studies Institute at UTEP, where she is currently teaching a course on Intelligence Interviewing and Interrogation. 



Research in Brief
After-Action Report

Watch the Symposium Webcast
  Intro and Section 1: The Study of Investigative Interviewing and Deception Detention
  Section II: Problematic Investigative Interviewing Methods
  Section III: Evidence-Based Interviewing Methods


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