A Few Tips for First-Timers

Looking back at a few of my articles lately, I’m starting to wonder if the tag line of “Confessions of a Certified Forensic Interviewer” should be changed to “Tales from the Frontline.” Although I’m sure anyone who has been in the loss prevention/asset protection industry for more than a few years will have similar tales […]

How to Irritate HR

Have you noticed any content on LinkedIn lately that made you cringe? Political rants, personal confessions and questionable selfies are becoming more and more common. Have you asked yourself, “I wonder if their boss sees their posts? Does this guy’s company have a human resources department?” Unfortunately, no one ever posts an update to their […]

College Admissions Scammers: Scumbags or Science?

Scandal! Cheating! Pay to play! Bribery! These words, which were once ominous and held such weight and gravity, are now in our faces seemingly every minute in curated news feeds. Does anyone feel shocked anymore when they see them? I may have been slightly shocked for a minute or two by these words in the […]

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Worldwide Adventures of a Certified Forensic Interviewer

When I haven’t spoken to someone for a while or am meeting someone new who learns about my background, they will often ask what’s it like working on the other side. My admission to this: sometimes, this job is awesome. Are there frustrations? Absolutely! But here are a few of the perks: I get to […]

#YouToo?

Seems like every time I go about writing, the timing falls during a period of change.  Elections, seasons, holidays, and so on.  Probably, the act of writing gets me thinking about what’s going on around me, and I can’t help but observe that we are living in a time of monumental change.  Then, the realist […]

I Checked Out LPRC IMPACT and Here’s What I Learned

The first of October was another first for me. I attended the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) IMPACT conference for the first time, in muggy but beautiful Gainesville, FL. For years, I had been hearing about the research going on at the University of Florida by Read Hayes, PhD, and his team, but I really […]

Let’s Sit at the Same Side of The Table, or How to Be a Better Partner

With a regular blog titled “Confessions of a Forensic Interviewer” you’d think that every week I’d have something to say about interviews.  I do.  But here’s the thing: I’m a solution provider now.  In order for me to write regularly, I have to write about my experience, and what I’ve experienced since transitioning from retail […]