Today, internal investigations are part of everyday business life. Many companies commission internal auditors, their own compliance staff or external specialists to investigate allegations of misconduct by companies or employees.


In this training you will not only get to know the basics of a company investigation.

You will learn how to conduct an investigation correctly and how to obtain usable information more quickly by selecting the right environment, applying psychological finesse, integrating IT and other evaluation options, as well as appropriate procedures and what to look out for in order to be able to legally exploit the information and evidence obtained.

The training focuses on the role of the „private investigator“, criminological and criminalistic experience and methods for a wide variety of (criminal) allegations, the basics of profiling and motive structure analysis, the task of the commissioned employee to comply with the necessary regulations, so that the „private investigator“ does not endanger himself or behave non-compliant and receiving results of an investigation which can be used.

Practical examples are used to address questions on the subject of internal investigations, in order to work out an individual and accepted approach and behavior together with the participants as a result. Detailed exercises reinforce the intended learning effect and illustrate the effect of investigative tactics and techniques.

Detailed exercises reinforce the intended learning effect and present the effect of interrogation tactics and techniques.

You will learn to apply your knowledge specifically in practice and ultimately generate added value for yourself.


Get to know the human being.

Only those who get to know and assess their counterpart correctly will be successful in an interview or internal investigation. The choice of interview tactics and techniques always depends on the human factor and must therefore be used in a targeted manner.

Content modules:

  • Investigation possibilities – techniques
  • Permitted and prohibited investigations
  • Psychological/criminological principles of contact and conversation
  • Interview techniques – “Peace-Model” , “Reid-Interviews”, “Cognitive-Interviews”, “Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE)-Interview”
  • Question tactics
  • Sources of error – symptoms of lies – falsification of statements
  • Methods of identification suspects
  • Legal aspects and attendance rights during interviews
  • Use of evidence/documentation
  • Pitfalls; Do’s and Don’ts
  • Practical exercises

Target group:

Company Lawyers, Compliance officers, Managers, Auditors, Audit Specialists and everybody who is interested.


Webinar online or class room training.
Interactive lecture, discussion, group work, practical exercises, case studies, reflection.

German or English.


10 sessions Webinar online (Microsoft Teams), with 1,5 up to 2 hours and 4 sessions “Round Table”, discussions, questions and answers (voluntary, for whom who has questions)


class room training 2 days.

Date by agreement.


Webinar: EUR 860 per participant.

Class room training: EUR 3.200 plus travel costs.

Minimum 4 persons, max. 8 persons.


Of course, each participant receives a certificate of participation with a detailed description of the training content. Training materials will be provided as well.


Herbert Nuszpl

Kriminalrat a.D.

Diplom Verwaltungswirt (FH) pol.

Short CV

Company position:          Freelancer; TIICC Compliance

Trainings / Investigations / Interviews / Coaching / Consulting

Career overview:

Police Officer and Detective in Germany

PricewaterhouseCoopers WPG AG, Forensic Services KPMG AG, Forensic

Alvarez&Marsal GmbH, Dispute Analysis & Forensic Services

Drägerwerk AG&Co. KGaA; Compliance and Internal Audit

Core competencies / focus areas:

More than 40 years of experience in preventing and combating crime. Compliance investigations. Specialized in forensic interviews. Consulting and coaching in compliance matters. Training on compliance topics, investigation training and interview techniques.

Extended profile:

Many years of experience in compliance matters and the prevention of criminal behavior, in particular in the case of corruption, fraud, economic crime, FCPA, antitrust and data protection violations. Development and implementation of continuous, coordinated and business-integrated concepts and security standards for compliance and security areas of large global companies.

Introduction of compliance structures, including the development and implementation of compliance management systems, codes of conduct, compliance guidelines, compliance audits, compliance trainings as well as whistleblower systems.

Management and implementation of a large number of compliance investigations for public and private companies, e.g., DAX 30 companies. Worldwide international experience in Europe, South-East Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia, Asia, North, South and Central America.

Many years of experience in dealing with and cooperating with public authorities, including federal and state ministries, BaFin, federal and state criminal police offices, the German Office for the Protection of the Constitution and other authorities. Former member of the German Federal Police Commissions for Crime Prevention, Economic Crime, Corruption and Environmental Crime. Expert in court in a variety of criminal and civil proceedings. Participation in German legislative initiatives to combat corruption and the development of prevention concepts against white-collar crime.  Responsible for the areas of economic and environmental crime, corruption, auditing service of a federal state of Germany.

Development and conducting training courses and lectures on compliance topics, investigation training as well as training in forensic interview techniques for employees of internal audit, sales, finance, compliance and forensic departments.

Just call and let’s talk: +49 176 436 454 80 / +46 72 378 60 29
or write to: tiicc(at) to arrange a phone appointment, training appointment or for more information.