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Murder, Cold Cases and Lessons in Communication

Date: 8th April 
Time: 6pm – 7pm

In this session our members will hear from a research psychologist with almost 30 years of operational experience, specialising in the investigation of serious and organised crime and the use of covert policing methods. Having worked for the UK government in counterterrorism investigations around the world, he now spends his time teaching interviewing methods, working with the FBI, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and numerous police departments including the NYPD and the LAPD.

During this talk we will examine the 1985 murder of Jane Hylton in El Dorado, California. Ricky Davis was convicted of this murder and spent 14 years in prison before DNA proved his innocence. There followed a cold case investigation that resulted in the tracing, apprehension and conviction of the real murderer Michael Green.

The lessons learned from false confessions and the issues raised by cold case investigations will be used to illustrate how better communication skills can help in any organisational crisis.

Members should look out for the email with further details. There will be an opportunity at the end of the presentation to go into breakout rooms, to socialise with other company members. Unfortunately, you will have to provide your own beverage of choice, but hopefully the outlook is a bit rosier and we can look forward to a time that we are back in the Hall and can enjoy the wine and canapés there.