Investigative interviewing workshop

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Ambassador Kjersti Rødsmoen with representatives from The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, The Norwegian Police Academy, Thailand Institute of Justice (TIJ), The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and The Royal Thai Police. Photo: Jarernsak Posin.

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and The Norwegian Police Academy were in Thailand last week teaching a workshop on investigative interviewing for the Royal Thai Police and other investigatory agencies in Thailand.

Ambassador Kjersti Rødsmoen opened the workshop on Monday, where she emphasised the importance of cooperation between Thai and Norwegian police. Norway and Thailand have since 1999 had an agreement cooperating on solving criminal cases, and it is inspiring to see that police and investigatory agencies now come together to exchange experiences on interviewing techniques. 


Investigative interviewing is a way of gaining information from suspects, witnesses and victims by ensuring that the person can talk as freely and undisturbed as possible. Based on a growing body of research, it has been proven that investigative interviewing methodology increases both the quantity and quality of the information, and thus make police work easier. It leads to higher numbers of solved criminal cases, reduces the number of wrongful convictions, and treats suspects in a humane way.

Ambassador Kjersti Rødsmoen
Ambassador Kjersti Rødsmoen