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Interviewing Ethics (ONLINE Blackboard)

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Instructor: Tanya Chapman
  • Date: March 2-31, 2020
  • ONLINE (Blackboard)

Ethical behavior tends to be a fluid dynamic evolving due to the influence of societal pressures. The ever changing norms of accepted behavior influenced heavily by individual morality and upbringing. Interwoven within this construct is the dilemma faced by interviewers is the determination of ethical behavior within the interview process. “How far is too far when questioning a suspect?” Is it appropriate to lie, mislead or make empty promises to an individual in order to elicit a confession? These questions will be discussed as the boundaries of what defines ethical behavior when interviewing is examined.

Comprised of reading topics presenting ethical choices; this course involves participant interaction and discussion of interview parameters, ethical decision making and common dilemmas encountered by professional interviewers. Course participants will be directed to examine these in an independent manner and construct a written response of their opinions related to each.

Course Objectives:

The interviewing process includes a triune purpose which will be examined during this course. At the conclusion, participants will be able to:

Obtain all information ensuring while ensuring that the information is valid;

Avoid actions that would produce a false admission;

Ensure that the admission given is voluntary.

Registration for this class must be made before midnight on 2/15/2020.   Once registration is completed, students will receive specific information on how to log on prior to the class beginning.   To register for this class, please submit your request to LETrain@rccc.edu.


March 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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