NCIT Specialized Syllabus

Below is the syllabus for the NCIT Specialized program. This content is the same for both in-person and virtual programs.

Memory Recall

This session is made up of three lessons: Memory Recall, The Memory Process, and The Memory Recall Interview Process. In this session you will learn about the basics of the memory recall technique, why it works, and what it seeks to accomplish. We will cover the basic steps of the memory recall technique and provide you with an opportunity to practice the technique with your classmates.

In this session, we will practice the memory recall technique in small groups through a role-play exercise. Students will participate as interviewers, interviewees, and observers in the small group sessions, and then come together as a class to talk about what they learned. At the completion of the session, students will take a short, self-paced, and ungraded knowledge assessment.

Behavioral Analysis Interviewing

This session discusses the basics of behavioral analysis, the three aspects of general interviewing, normal vs stress-induced behaviors, and indicators of stress. This session teaches the principles of behavioral analysis questioning and discusses examples of behavioral analysis questions, and what to look for to indicate normal vs stress-induced responses.

At the completion of the session, students will take a short, self-paced, and ungraded knowledge assessment.

Scene Analysis

This session will discuss the steps of complaint or violation scene analysis and allows students to interact with each other and the instructor as they go through observational exercises. These exercises include pictures of real-life situations provided to CLEAR by our member regulatory bodies and a video demonstration of proper scene analysis.

Written Statement Analysis

This session will teach students how to analyze written statements from a behavioral viewpoint. Students will learn how these tools are used, and complete exercises that will allow them to practice the tools provided in the session. At the completion of the session, students will take a short, self-paced, and ungraded knowledge assessment.

Collecting, Organizing, and Processing Information

This session provides an introduction to investigative report development and then moves on to discuss how we collect, organize and process information while developing an investigative report. Topics covered include note taking, investigative planning, and the use of photography and recording devices, timelines and activity logs.

Observation Skills Practice

This session provides students with the opportunity to practice observation skills as they relate to report development. Students will interact with the instructor and each other as they review photos from samples provided to CLEAR by our member organizations.

Developing Report Formats

This session teaches students about investigative report formats, focusing on the proper use of writing skills. The session ends with a paragraphing exercise that users will be able to do at their own pace.

Obtaining Written Statements

This session shows learners how to obtain written statements, what the statements should contain, and how to document the process of obtaining the statement, as well as how those statements are recorded. At the completion of the session students will take a short, self-paced and ungraded knowledge assessment