North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Advanced Interviewing: The Concept of Persuasion

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers who are tasked with conducting interviews of suspected perpetrators and those assigned to investigative units.

Course Goal:

To provide the participant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to utilize documents as an inquiry-related decision-making tool in addition to identifying indicators of deception that may assist in obtaining the conclusion of the inquiry.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the three most salient elements most conducive to compliance gaining within the conduct of the interview.
  • Develop and present an appropriate interview compliance-gaining strategy.
  • Conduct a critique of an interview identifying the positive and negative dynamics of the interview.
  • Provide an alternative compliance-gaining approach to an interview if the first strategy was unsuccessful.


This course employs lecture, conference and practical exercise.

Course Requirements:

  • Students must have previously successfully completed an Interview and Interrogation course prior to attending this class.
  • Attendance at all class sessions is required.
  • Class will begin at 8:00 AM each day unless otherwise directed by the instructor.
This is a vendor course for which a $100 fee is charged for attendance.  Mr. Rabon will accept cash, credit card or a money order from students attending the course.  He does not accept purchase orders.  Students wishing to pay the fee in advance may send payment directly to:
Don Rabon
191 Sweetgum Trail
Hendersonville, NC 28739


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Course Coordinator:

Casson Reynolds

Length of Course:

16 hours (2 days)

CICP Accredited