Training of Vietnamese police in investigative interviewing

More than 40 police officers and investigators from seven police districts in central Vietnam are gathered in Danang this week. 

Police superintendent and NCHR guest researcher Asbjørn Rachlew lecturing on investigative interviewing. (photo: Hilde Salvesen/UiO) 

How to move from confession based interrogation to investigative interviewing is the theme of the course. Interrogations are commonly known as guilt confirming and confession oriented. Investigative interviewing and the K.R.E.A.T.I.V model on the other hand, is developed to stimulate open-mindedness, secure evidence, and operationalise the presumption of innocence.

First joint training in Vietnam

The course is organised by the Ministry of Public Security and the People’s Police Academy in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Norwegian Police Academy. It is the first time the training is conducted jointly with experts from the Peoples Police Academy, Vietnam.



Major Do Thi Thu Trang from the Psychology faculty of the People’s Police Academy lecturing on Eyewitness memory. (Photo: Hilde Salvesen/UiO)

Is an Investigative Interviewing methodology developed by Ivar Fahsing, Asbjørn Rachlew and colleagues to prevent torture and false confession.

  • (K) Communication
  • Rule of law
  • Ethics and empathy
  • Active awareness
  • Trust through openness
  • Information
  • (V) Scientific anchoring
    Tags: Investigative interviewing, Rule of Law, Vietnam, Police Training, KREATIV By Hilde Salvesen
    Published Oct. 24, 2017 9:17 AM - Last modified Oct. 25, 2017 9:05 AM