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Monday, June 17, 2019

Webinar: Part 2: Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits

Start Date: 6/17/2019 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/17/2019 4:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: NAPD

Heather H. Hall
Email: heather@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

Part 2: Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits

June 17, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 120 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Markus Bressler

About the Webinar:  This webinar is the second part of the series "Effective Interviewing of Adults Displaying Antisocial Personality Traits". It builds on the first webinar which focused on the theories of adult antisocial behavior and how these diagnostic features come into play during interviewing of clients, witnesses, suspects, and other case participants. This foundation is now placed in context with practical approaches, such as strategies to effectively prepare an interview with this specific population, identification of and responses to antisocial traits, the interview setting itself, and useful strategies to conduct an ethically, morally, and lawfully sound interview. The Closed-Social-Interaction Theory, the Neutralization and the Social Control Theories, the LIARS Concept, and the conceptual framework for interviewing with this homogeneous clientele is discussed. The goal of this webinar is to increase knowledge, sensibility, and awareness of this behavioral impairment, and to equip the public defender community with additional tools and strategies to effectively interact with this specific population.

About the Faculty:  Markus worked for the German State Police of Baden-Württemberg for 12 years before deciding to stay in the United States. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and holds a Lateral Police Transfer Certification of the City of Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from the State of Alaska’s probation & parole and correctional academies. In 2016, Markus started to work as an investigator for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. He was certified as a criminal defense investigator in 2018. Markus holds a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and is currently a doctoral candidate for public administration with a criminal justice specialization. He focuses on policies and strategies related to forensic interviews of adults with behavioral health disorders, first and foremost on forensic interviewing of adults diagnosed with a DSM-5 ASPD disorder. He has been a certified member of the Reid Technique Institute since 2012 and obtained forensic interviewer designations in 2013 and 2016.

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