John E. Reid and Associates began developing interview and interrogation techniques in 1947. The Reid Technique of Interviewing® and Interrogation is now the most widely used approach to question subjects in the world. The content of our instructional material has continued to develop and change over the years. John E. Reid and Associates is the only organization that can teach the current version of our training program on The Reid Technique®.
You will find a complete listing of all seminars and training programs presented by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc on this web page. If you need to verify that a seminar you are considering is taught by John E. Reid and Associates, and contains the most current and updated information developed by us, call Debbie Plese at 1-888-255-1635.
99% OF REID TECHNIQUE CONFESSIONS
In a recent survey of Minnesota and Alaska law enforcement investigators
trained by John E. Reid and Associates, 3,153 (99.4%) of their 3,162
confessions were admitted by the courts.
THE ACKNOWLEDGED LEADER IN THE FIELD
"When asked which vendors they rely on most for building
their own skills and that of staff, a whopping 80% of security pros
cited John E. Reid and Associates." (Dec. 2002 IOMA Security
John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. is the exclusive owner of all
rights in the copyrighted works and trademarks, and is the sole
authorized provider of the current and up-to-date seminar course
THE REID TECHNIQUE AND THE REID TECHNIQUE
OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION®
John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. owns all intellectual property
rights in and to, including but not limited to copyright in the
materials and course books used to teach
"The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation¨
course from 1984 through and including 2009. Copyright in these
materials has been registered in the United States Copyright Office.
THE REID CONSORTIUM
The Reid Consortium is a program offered to preferred clients in
which they receive special discounts on course registration fees
and training materials for their department or agency, as well as
free seats at our seminars.
THE REID PREFFERED GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS (RPGA)
The RPGA is a program offered to associations in which their members receive special discounts on course registration fees and training materials.
On a regular basis our firm is contacted and retained by Prosecuting
Attorneys from around the country as expert witnesses or consultants
on proper interview and interrogation techniques. We provide extensive
information for practitioners and members of the judiciary on our
web page as to the issues of false confessions, example confession
testimony, case decisions, relevant research and more.
The courts in the United States have recognized The Reid Technique® as the leading interview and interrogation approach used today in
both the law enforcement and business communities. In 1994 the United
States Supreme Court referenced our textbook, Criminal Interrogation
and Confessions, in making their decision in the case Stansbury
Our expertise on the topic of behavior symptom analysis, interviewing
and interrogation techniques was recognized by the National Security
Agency which awarded John E. Reid and Associates (in conjunction
with Michigan State University) a sole source bid for a scientific
study on the use of behavior symptoms in the detection of deception.
The results of the study were published in the Journal of Forensic
The General Services Administration awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract to John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. effective April 23, 2004. Our contract number is GS-02F-0164P
Our firm has been awarded contracts for training from NATO; the Bavarian and Berlin Law Enforcement communities in Germany; and have conducted training programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the Czech Republic; the United Arab Emirates; Singapore; Japan; Mexico; Canada; Belgium; and, South Korea. Our training manual has been translated into both Spanish and German.
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Our book, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions (4th edition, 2001) is considered by the courts and practitioners to be the "Bible" for interviewing and interrogation techniques. The book has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Turkish.
State Police Officer Standards and Training Boards accredit and oftentimes reimburse tuitions to officers attending John E. Reid and Associate seminars
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The national news media oftentimes contacts John E. Reid and Associates as experts for our comments on stories involving detection of deception issues. On many of the news magazine shows- 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, 48 Hours and 20/20 – John E. Reid and Associates has been recognized as the leader in the field of interviewing and interrogation training.
The accumulated experience level of our instructors exceeds 250 years, during which time they have conducted over 75,000 interviews and interrogations. Many of the staff hold a Masters of Science Degree in the Detection of Deception.
On a daily basis our firm is retained to provide interviewing services for businesses, law enforcement, attorneys and government agencies.
Our firm has developed a series of specialized courses that are the exclusive proprietary property of the firm. These are programs that contain copyright protected material that no other organization can utilize.
THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE
The Advanced Course on The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation
The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing® for Child Abuse Cases
Hiring the Best: Applicant Interviewing Techniques and Strategies®
One of our most recent books, The Investigator Anthology, contains 11 chapters devoted to specialized interview, interrogation and investigative techniques for specific types of criminal activity.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Our firm has conducted numerous studies on the detection of deception, and has published extensively on the topic. In a few months you will find a new section on our web site called "The Library" in which we will reproduce many of our published articles and studies.
The Reid Institute, a membership of professional investigators, offers a Certification program designed to enhance the investigative skills of those who meet the rigid standards required to achieve certification.
Our website, provides investigators with timely legal updates, new developments, and the monthly "Investigator Tip." and is used regularly by prosecutors from around the country as a resource for proper interview and interrogation techniques.
Not only do we guarantee satisfaction with our services and training programs, but also because of the continued high quality of instruction, hundreds of organizations require that all new staff members attend one of our training programs. Here is a measure of the success students have with The Reid Technique:
95% of the respondents to a survey of 2,000 Reid students reported that using The Reid technique helped them to improve their confession rate
The majority of the respondents said they increased their confession rate by more than 25%; almost a quarter of the respondents said they increased their confession rate4s as much as 50%
97% of the respondents reported that using The Reid Technique increased their case resolution rates
100% of the respondents reported that they thought the benefits they received attending The Reid Technique seminar was worth the investment they made to attend the program
Our firm can design our material to meet the needs of your organization. We have successfully customized our training programs for for numerous business, law enforcement and government concerns.
VALIDATED TEACHING TECHNIQUES
The University of Tennessee has carefully examined the quality and effectiveness of our teaching techniques. Over 400 employees of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services attended our training seminar, "The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing for Child Abuse Investigations". The University of Tennessee administered a pre-test examination to each participant before the training, and a post-test examination to each participant following the training to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction. They found that "there was a significant improvement for all groups trained."
REAL LIFE VIDEOTAPES
At our seminars we show a wide variety of real life video taped interviews and interrogations that include theft, arson, abduction, homicide, sexual harassment, burglary and child abuse cases. These tapes can only be shown at seminars conducted by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc.
Past participants who have attended our courses receive free consultation via e-mail inquiries through our web site.
Introducing the Seminar Speakers...
Mike J. Adamec, CRT
Mike is a graduate of Troy State University in Alabama, with a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He has been employed with John E. Reid and Associates since 1985, is certified in The Reid Technique(R), and has conducted in excess of 8,000 interviews.
Mike is an instructor for the Integrity Interviewing seminar. Mike has participated in federally sponsored research in behavior analysis and psychophysiology and has substantial experience on the witness stand, where he testified on the confessions he
has obtained. In addition to his vast knowledge, participants routinely comment about Mike's enjoyable wit and humor. E-mail: email@example.com
James J. Bobal, CRT
Jim has been employed by John E. Reid and Associates since 1971 and has been a seminar speaker since 1974. He was instrumental in the development of interviewing procedures taught in the seminar. Jim's knowledge of interviewing and interrogation tactics comes from being involved in over 9,000 actual interviews and interrogations of criminal suspects. Jim is a graduate of St. Procopius College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, has a Master of Science in the detection of deception, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). His dedication to excellence, along with his delightfulsense of humor, has made him a favorite of seminar participants. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David M. Buckley, CRT
Dave graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, and went on to earn a Masters of Science degree from Reid College. He has been employed by John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. since 1981 and in that time has
conducted over 8,000 interviews and interrogations. Dave was named Director of our Denver office in 1983 and is currently Director of our program on 'Investigative Interviewing Techniques for Child Abuse Investigations'. He has been teaching
interviewing and interrogations techniques for over 25 years at seminars throughout the United States and a number of international locations. He has written a variety of specialized training manuscripts, and has produced training videotapes, audio programs in the specialized area of interviewing and interrogation. Dave is the author of the book How to Identify, Interview & Interrogate Child Abuse Offenders (2006) and is co-author of the book, Electronic Recording of Interrogations, (2005). Dave's sense of humor,
experience and engaging style of teaching has made him one of our leading instructors. E-mail: email@example.com
Joseph P. Buckley, CRT
Joe is a graduate of Loyola University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, has a Master of Science degree in the detection of deception, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). He has been employed by John E. Reid and Associates since 1971 and has
been president of the company since 1982. Joe has conducted in excess of 10,000 interviews and interrogations and has been a speaker in the seminars for over 35 years. Joe is a frequent guest on many radio talk shows, TV's McNeil-Lehrer, 60 Minutes and a
much sought-after guest speaker for police and security organizations throughout the country, discussing the art of interrogation and interviewing. He has authored numerous articles on the topic, and is also co-author of the books, Criminal Interrogation and
Confessions, (5th edition, 2011), The Investigator Anthology (2001), and Essentials of The Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions (2004). Joe's vast knowledge of interviewing and interrogation procedures has made him one of the foremost authorities on investigative tactics and techniques in the law enforcement and security field today. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard J. Byington CRT
Raised in Pennsylvania, Rich is a graduate of Edinboro University of PA., with a degree in Criminal Justice. He completed his postgraduate studies in detection of deception at Reid College in 1983. Rich has conducted over 10,000 interviews and interrogations in the United States as well as over seas. In 2010 he was instrumental in working with The Innocence Project in obtaining the release of an innocent man from jail (visit our website at www.reid.com for details). Rich is particularly adept at designing specialized training seminars for agencies that deal with unique circumstances. E-mail: email@example.com
Brian C. Jayne, CRT
Brian has been employed by John E. Reid and Associates since 1978. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, a Master of Science degree in the detection of deception, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). Brian served as the dean to Reid College from 1983-1988 and is presently director of research and development for Reid and Associates. In his present capacity, Brian has conducted federally sponsored research in a number of areas relating to the detection of deception, including behavior analysis. Brian's ability to effectively teach comes from his years of training and supervising students during their 882 hours of instruction at Reid College. Brian has shared his knowledge and insights by publishing dozens of articles on behavior symptom analysis and is co-author of the textbooks, The Investigator Anthology (2001), Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, (5th edition, 2011), Essentials of The Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, (2004), and, Practical Guidelines for Electronic Recording of Inter views and Interrogations, (2005). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel S. Malloy, CRT
Dan is a graduate of DePaul University with a degree in sociology, has a Master of Science degree in the detection of deception, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). Dan has been employed at John E. Reid and Associates since 1974 and is director of the
seminar division as well as a member of the board of directors at John E. Reid and Associates. Dan has conducted over 8,000 actual interviews and interrogations and has presented numerous international seminars on The Reid Technique. Dan has conducted
seminars for NATO, military intelligence and law enforcement groups in such countries as Germany, South Korea, the Czech Republic, Singapore, England and the U.A.E. Dan's hands-on knowledge of criminal suspects made it possible for him to make significant contributions to the course material for the Reid seminar. Reid course participants constantly make comments about Dan's commitment to excellence and professionalism in his seminar presentations. E-mail: email@example.com
Michael Masokas, CRT
Mike has been employed by John E. Reid and Associates since 1982 and has been the director of the Services Division since 1988. He has a Master of Science degree from Reid College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from St. Xavier College, is a licensed private investigator, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). In addition to overseeing all of Reid and Associates' investigations, Mike has personally conducted over 18,000 interviews and interrogations. His easygoing personality, experience and knowledge in the field of detection of deception makes Mike an exceptional instructor. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Parisi, CRT
Sergio graduated from Western Illinois University in 1981and started working for Reid and Associates in 1984 as a polygragh examiner. Sergio has conducted over 9000 interviews. For the last several years Sergio has been our primary instructor for our
training program, Hiring the Best: Applicant Interviewing Techniques and Strategies. Sergio is bilingual and can present the Reid training programs in Spanish. E-mail: email@example.com
Mark D. Reid, CRT
Mark has been an employee with John E. Reid and Associates since 1977 and is the director of the Reid Institute for Investigative Training. Mark has conducted in excess of 8,000 interviews and has been a seminar instructor since 1982. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in journalism, and is certified in The Reid Technique(R). Mark's vast knowledge and experience in the art of interviewing, along with his previous teaching experience at Southern Illinois University, has made him
one of our most effective instructors. Within the company, Mark is known for his ability to close a case with a confession. His approachable personality makes him a favorite among course participants. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
William P. Schrieber, CRT
Bill is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a degree in Administration of Justice, has a Masters of Science Degree in the detection of deception, and is also certified in The Reid Technique. He has been an employee with John E.
Reid and Associates since 1976 serving as the director of marketing. Bill served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam Veteran. Bill has also conducted
interrogation training in Iraq for the U.S. Military. He has been a guest on a number of radio and television programs discussing interviewing and proper interrogation techniques, including the Oprah Winfery Show. Bill has also been interviewed by a number of major newspapers that have published articles on proper interrogation techniques. He has personally conducted in excess of 9,000 actual interviews and interrogations. He has been a speaker at the seminars since 1980 and brings with him a high success rate in resolving cases through confessions. E-mail: email@example.com
Louis C. Senese, CRT
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University, Louis began training at John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. in 1972. In 1973 he became a state licensed polygraph examiner in Illinois and two years later received his Master of Science degree in detection of deception from Reid College. After eight years as a staff polygraph examiner, he was promoted to Chief Polygraph Examiner and vice president of the firm. He was responsible for overseeing 7,000 to 8,000 interviews and interrogations for each of the next eight years. Louis has personally conducted in excess of 8,000 interviews and interrogations and has testified in federal and state courts as well as employment hearings. He later became involved in the seminar
division and has conducted hundreds of training seminars on The Reid Technique, as well as specialized training programs throughout the U.S. as well as in Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Saudi
Arabia, Singapore and South Korea. He has authored the book, Anatomy of Interrogation Themes, (2005). Lou's sense of humor as well as his practical way of instruction has made him one of our most sought-after speakers. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick J. Sjoberg, CRT
Prior to becoming a seminar speaker for John E. Reid and Associates, Rick served 10 years as a police officer with a suburban Chicago police department. His areas of specialization include suicide and hostage intervention, juvenile crime and arson
investigations. Rick's background, along with his personable teaching style, allows him to relate The Reid Technique(R) to street crime situations and offer hands-on experience from a law enforcement perspective. Rick is certified in The Reid Technique(R). E-mail:
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