November 16, 2020 | Mark Paradies

Special Interviewing & Evidence Collection Course in New Orleans on December 16-17

2-Day TapRooT® Evidence Collection
and Interviewing Techniques to
Sharpen Investigation Skills

Great Investigator

There is so much to remember during evidence collection … and so much to lose if you are not prepared.

  • Ever have trouble completing a sequence of events on a SnapCharT® because you lacked pieces of information?
  • How can you remember what to collect?
  • What is an effective structure for conducting an investigation interview?
  • How do you help witnesses to an incident remember important facts with better accuracy during an investigative interview?
  • What is the best way to handle the challenges of preservation and contamination of evidence?

December 16-17 • • • New Orleans, LA

This course is being taught by Barb Carr and is only offered as a public course a few times each year. This is the last chance to attend this year and the next course isn’t until June of 2021.

Instructor: Barb Carr

Barb is the Editorial Director at System Improvements and a TapRooT® Instructor. She is also our interviewing expert.

Barb is the author of Book 7, TapRooT® Evidence Collection and Interviewing Techniques to Sharpen Investigation Skills.

Barb is also the developer of these courses:

This is a rare chance to take the course being taught by the person who developed it!

Course Agenda

Module 1: Class Introductions and Investigation Skills Inventory

Module 2: Preplanning for Evidence Collection

  • Write an Investigation Policy (a sample is provided)
  • Consult Legal Counsel
  • Prepare Investigation Kits
  • Prepare Investigation Forms (samples are provided)

Module 3: Evidence Collection and the TapRooT® Process

  • Where does evidence collection fit into the TapRooT® process?
  • SnapCharT® – the central repository for evidence collection

Module 4: Scene Management

  • Scene Management Priorities
  • Collect Fragile Evidence
  • Evidence Packing Guidelines

Module 5: Initial Site Visit

  • Where to Begin
  • What to Look for
  • Sketches, Photography, Videotaping
  • Document Equipment
  • Collect PPE
  • Collect Paper

Module 6: Use TapRooT® Tools to Collect Better Evidence

  • Human Performance Troubleshooting Guide
  • Collect Evidence with the Root Cause Tree® & Dictionary as guides
  • Questions to ask during a walk-through
  • Critical Human Action Profile (Task analysis)

Module 7: Effective Interviewing for Incident Investigation

  • Memory and Observation
  • The TapRooT® 12-Step Interviewing Process
  • DeCoding NonVerbal Behavior


CLICK HERE to register for the December 16-17 course.

Also, please note that there is a 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course on December 14-15 in New Orleans. Attend both and save time and money on travel. Register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course by CLICKING HERE.

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