Marymount Universitys Department of Forensic & Legal Psychology is sponsoring a two-day course that will teach participants how to conduct investigative interviews using the P.E.A.C.E. model. P.E.A.C.E. was developed in the United Kingdom with the aim of gaining more and better information. The training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 2-3 in Marymounts Ballston Center Conference Center, 1000 North Glebe Road.
The P.E.A.C.E. approach has been adopted by numerous police forces, including those in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries. It is designed to maintain respect for the interviewee, whether the person is a witness, suspect or victim. The course will taught by Jonathan Davison, a former detective with the Greater Manchester Police who is the founder and chief executive officer of Forensic Interview Solutions (FIS). FIS provides P.E.A.C.E. training around the world.
This training isnt just for law enforcement, said Dr. Jason Doll, associate professor and chair of Marymounts Forensic & Legal Psychology Department, who took the course last year in Philadelphia.
Though this course is geared toward academics, students and investigators, law enforcement personnel, attorneys and other professionals, everyone is welcome at the Marymount training as long as they register. To register and for more information, visit: https://www.fis-international.com/book-now/courses/peace-course-marymount-university/.
Marymount students and alumni can take the course at a special rate after contacting Doll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.E.A.C.E. is an acronym that stands for Planning and Preparation; Engage and Explain; Account, Clarification and Challenge; and Evaluation.