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LAWE 1320 - Interviewing

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Practical interviewing and related consideration in agreement with current legal stipulations.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define the structural and verbal aspects of the seven (7) main types of interviews encountered in the law enforcement, fire science and security fields.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to list and define each of the types of questions; describe the value and purpose of each and give examples of each.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to conduct interviews from the list.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify current legal and practical regulations upon the interviewing process and use of the appropriate terminology.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to conduct impromptu interviews with minimal preparation time.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to write a correct critical analysis of interviewing practices and techniques based upon the successful completion of an in-depth interview.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan approaches, techniques, tactics and graphic aides for use in conducting the different types of interviews.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the value, usage and current legal applications of polygraphy in the field.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define (and demonstrate) kinesics and proxemics in interviewing.

Outcome 10: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify eight (8) related texts or articles recently published concerning interviewing and relate the primary aspects upon currently accepted interviewing practices.

Objectives: The student will have the skills and knowledge to conduct currently accepted interviews for related arenas in the field of Public Service.

  1. Conduct a currently acceptable interview relating to a case from actual situations encountered in the fields.
  2. Conduct a currently acceptable interview relating to extemporaneous type situations taken from the annals of the actual fields involved.
  3. The successful student will integrate the technological and mathematical knowledge introduced in the course towards effective communication and applications in the modern diverse enforcement global society.
  4. Utilize the course concepts for competent analysis via scientific methodology.
  5. Integrates practical with theoretical issues in usage of information resources from enforcement applications.
  6. Use related software for facial reconstruction.
  7. Utilize appropriate documented sources for information gathering, analysis, evaluation and final critique for implementation.
  8. Apply theoretical concepts into potential situations for surveillance applications.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge of currently applicable juris précis affecting the field of interviewing at the enforcement level.
  10. Use hypothetical situations to demonstrate problem identification, systematic approach and viable solutions for the interviewing application.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
  • Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
  • Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
  • Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
  • Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
  • Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Week 1. Witness Project - Specific class assignment to be covered by the instructor.
Week 2. Impromptu Interview - Topics to be assigned in class and the requested information must be obtained by the student.
Week 3. Second Impromptu Interview - Different topics to be covered than those from the second week.
Week 4. Domino Feedback
Week 5. Critique of Impromptu Interview - Different topics to be covered than those from the second week.
Week 6. Preliminary Research Project - The individual student will compose ten (10) pertinent questions that he/she would use to conduct a highly scheduled interview in a college stetting. Briefly describe the value, purpose, format and applicability of each question. The topic for the research is “what is the best way to reduce alcohol or drug usage by college students?”
Week 7. Kinesics Project - Collect ten (10) photographs and the articles from newspaper or magazine articles that depict at least ten (10) different body communications (briefly). State your perception observed. Then read the articles and state if each perceived body communication does or does not correlate with your perception. NO ADVERTISEMENTS.
Week 8. Personality analysis - to be performed in class by each individual student.
Week 9. First Exam - The exam will require essay type answers in an examination booklet (available for purchase at MCC’s bookstore).
Week 10. Flesh Scale
Week 11. Graphic Persuasion Aids - Collect ten (10) photographs or graphic items (photocopies of graphic items are easier to handle than the items) from newspapers, magazines, or other similar sources that could help you in a persuasion interview. The topic of the persuasion interview is “Persuade a citizen’s group to vote for a tax increase to replace all outdated police equipment.” Briefly describe how each photograph would assist your persuasion.
Week 12. Controlled Oral
Week 13. Research Interview project
Week 14. Composite Photo Assignment
Week 15. Polygraph
Week 16. Review/Consultation
Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Primary Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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