Beeing a subject of an investigation, interrogations or questioning by law enforcement agencies, such as police, public prosecutors, customs or tax investigators as well as internal investigators of companies and how to behave in court.

Law enforcement investigators and corporate internal investigators are trained in interrogation tactics and how to exploit this against witnesses, suspects or defendants. Therefore, an equal opportunity may not always exist during interrogations or questioning. Furthermore, „appropriate behavior in court“ can lead to a more favorable course and outcome of the court proceedings for an accused.


In this training, you will learn how to prepare when being a subject of an investigation or beeing interviewed, what questions you might be asked, and how to respond to difficult questions or situations. The training include hands-on exercises where participants can improve their skills.

The training focuses on teaching psychological finesse and procedures, questioning techniques and „proper“ responses, as well as sharing insights on how investigations and court hearings are conducted.

You can learn what questions you might be asked, and how to respond to difficult questions or situations. The courses often include practical exercises where participants can improve their skills.
It is important to note, however, that attending such a preparation course does not guarantee that the interrogation will be successful or that the witness or respondent will be successful in court. However, good preparation can help the person to be more confident and better able to defend his or her position and protect his or her rights.


  • Psychological/criminalistic principles of contact acquisition and conversation management
  • Meeting planning/procedure
  • Preparation of conversation
  • Behaviour in front of court
  • Questioning tactics
  • Sources of error – symptoms of lying –
  • Pitfalls; Do’s and Don’ts
  • Practice exercises

You will learn to apply your knowledge in practice in a targeted manner and ultimately generate added value for your daily work.

The following questions are among others dealt with:

  • How do I effectively prepare and plan for an interview?
  • How do I prepare for my possible answers?
  • How do I use different questioning techniques and use this to give as much information (evidence) as possible or necessary?
  • How can I respond to different questioning methods depending on the circumstances of the conversation?
  • How do I handle „disagreements“ that may arise during the conversation/interview?
  • How do I enforce my individual’s authority and rights?
  • Are there „symptoms of lying“ or other indications that the truth is not being conveyed?
  • How shall I behave in court?

Target group:

Every person who is interested.


Webinar online or class room training.

Interactive lecture, discussion, group work, practical exercises, case studies, reflection.

German or English.


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


class room training 4 hours.

Date by agreement.


Webinar: EUR 210 per participant.

Class room training: EUR 2.100 plus travel costs.

Minimum 2 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.