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Investigative Interviewing for Fraud Detection (Sydney)
Johnathan Davidson
Forensic Interview Solutions
Johnathan Davidson, Forensic Interview Solutions

Jonathan Davison has over 17 years of Investigation and Interview experience as a Detective with the renowned Greater Manchester Police, among the most advanced practitioners of modern interviewing.


Jonathan is an Advanced Specialist Interviewer, qualified Tier 3 specialist and a qualified trainer in the field of Interviewing. He is the Founder and Director of Forensic Interview Solutions, a leading provider of P.E.A.C.E Investigative Interview Training and interview skills, coaching many organizations and individuals with a high success rate.


He has also successfully completed National Vocational Qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) as part of the Police Training Roles Learning & Development Program. Jonathan is currently designing and training staff within a number of Government and Private Organizations in various countries on how to utilize the P.E.A.C.E Model of Interviewing with effective results.

Program Summary

In this comprehensive and interactive two-day executive program, you will learn interviewing techniques to detect fraud that is used by Manchester police in England and has been adopted as best practices by numerous other police forces and private agencies worldwide. Participants will be equipped with advanced skills and techniques on how to enhance your preparation to maintain control throughout the interview, read interviewee’s body language, identify different forms of deception, and achieve cooperation in the best possible ways in compliance with corporate guidelines, the law and regulations.

Programs, dates and locations are subject to change. In accordance with Clariden Global policy, we do not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national or disability in admission to our programs.


Conducting a fraud investigation can be a difficult task. An investigation into employee wrongdoing can be expensive, time-consuming and disruptive to organizational morale. It can lead to a number of legal issues and other unexpected complications if investigations are not conducted in an ethical, transparent manner with the utmost care and confidentiality. On the other hand, the well-run fraud investigation can enhance a company’s welfare, which can help detect and recover the source of lost assets, and identify responsible culprits. It can further provide a solid defense to legal challenges raised by sacked or disgruntled employees. Most importantly, an internal investigation will signal to other employees that the organization will not tolerate fraud.


Led by former detective of Greater Manchester Police, Jonathan Davison who has more than 17 years of investigation and interviewing experience, you will be introduced to the key steps of conducting an internal investigation into potential fraud, from receiving the initial allegation to testifying as a witness. This program will equip you with the essential knowledge to lead a fraud investigation with accuracy and confidence, including the relevant legal aspects of fraud investigations, computer assistance in an investigation, method of collecting and analyzing internal and external data, interviewing witnesses & suspects, and writing effective investigation reports.

At the end of the 2-day program, you will be able to practice internal fraud investigations effectively via practical hands-on exercise that Jonathan will conduct through relevant practical fraud case scenario


What You Can Expect

  • Enhance preparation for your interviews so that you can maintain control throughout the event
  • Build rapport, put people at ease, remove tension and create a co-operative atmosphere so that the interviewee wants to confide in you
  • Learn to read an interviewee’s body language so that you can recognize changes in their behavior as the interview progresses
  • Discover ways of responding to lies, omissions, and half-truths more effectively
  • Identify the different forms of deception and what research says about brain behavior on this
  • Use conversation management and cognitive loading tools to control the flow of information
  • Evaluate the outcome of the interview and how it contributes to an investigation

Who Will Benefit Most

This highly interactive program is suitable for any Interviewer or Investigator, Compliance Officer, Auditor, Corporate Risk Manager and Executive responsible for Investigative Interviewing including Fraud Prevention & Detection, Forensic Accounting, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Loss/Claims Investigation, Risk Management, Legal/In-house Counsels, Security Agencies, Dispute Resolution, Financial Auditing, Law Enforcement from Police, Immigration, Customs or Criminal Investigations.

Program Outline

08:30 – 18:00 / 16 October 2017


Session 1: Comprehensive Introduction to Fraud Investigations

  • Learn fundamental steps in beginning a fraud investigation
  • Action upon receiving the allegation
  • Setting up SMART action plan
  • Develop systematic approach to the investigation


Session 2 – Legal Elements of Fraud Investigation

  • Understand how to collect and document evidence
  • Identify unique risks and hazards to this type of investigation
  • Ways to avoid risks and hazards during investigation


Session 3 – Internal Document Collection and Analysis

  • Locating documents and analyzing them to establish the fraud
  • Understanding the types of documents necessary for recovery
  • Locating important documents for recovery
  • Analyzing the essential details that are crucial to the fraud investigation


Session 4 – Investigating by Computer

  • Leveraging computing power in conducting the investigation
  • Analyze data to find and prove fraud
  • Present your case to management and law enforcement in a comprehensive professional format


Session 5 – External Document Collection

  • Gathering external sources such as public information
  • Insights on the use of surveillance in fraud investigation



08:30 – 18:00 / 17 October 2017


Session 6 – Interviewing Witnesses

  • Outlining Cognitive Interviewing (CI) techniques to increase the quantity and quality of information from witness
  • Key tips on what to take note of during the interview session with the witness 


Session 7 – Interviewing Suspects

  • Understand the objective of Conversation Management (CM)
  • Applying CM technique to identify any suspicious false information that contradicts evidence discovered


Session 8 – Concluding the Investigation

  • Outline the result of investigation
  • Successful report writing techniques
  • Techniques in presenting your report to management, law enforcement or prosecutors
  • Discover crucial elements to be reported during your presentation


Session 9 – Testifying as a Fact Witness

  • Learn how this differs from being an expert witness
  • Unlock skills you will need to be effective on the stand

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Venue: InterContinental Sydney, Australia
Date: 16 - 17 October 2017
Faculty: Johnathan Davidson
Early Bird 1: AU$2,395 by (14 August 2017)
Early Bird 2: AU$2,595 by (11 September 2017)
Regular Fee: AU$2,695
Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat
(1 discount scheme applies)
Contact: zachariah@claridenglobal.org
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