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NACOLE is a non-profit organization that works to enhance accountability and transparency in policing and build community trust through civilian oversight. Read More

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Early Registration Discount for the 2019 Annual NACOLE Conference Ends JULY 26TH

Those wishing to take advantage of the early registration discount will need to do so by July 26, 2019.  After this date both member and non-member registration rates will increase by $100.  This year we will be gathering in Detroit, Michigan to celebrate NACOLE's Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference. We hope that you will join us September 22-26, 2019 as NACOLE and the greater oversight community come together to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss issues and effective practices in oversight, and honor those that have worked to establish and grow this organization. Make sure you are part of this event and register today. Read More

NACOLE Seeking Nominations for 2019 Award Recipients - DEADLINE IS JULY 19, 2019

There are many individuals and groups currently doing outstanding work to further police accountability and transparency and to build public trust. It is important to recognize the hard work and advancements made by their efforts. The Board of Directors of NACOLE, therefore, is inviting nominations for The NACOLE Flame Award and The NACOLE Achievement in Oversight / Contribution to Oversight Award.  These awards formally recognize and honor those persons and organizations who have made significant contributions to police reform and the field of civilian oversight of law enforcement. Read More

Election Information Now Available for Those Wishing to Declare Their Candidacy for the NACOLE Board of Directors

The 2019 Annual NACOLE Conference will be held September 22-26 in Detroit, Michigan.  We invite you to attend and participate in the workshops, training sessions, and other Association activities.  During the conference, the association will hold its meeting on September 25th.  Here the membership will will elect the President, the Vice-President and three (3) Board members.  The criteria for eligibility to vote and to run for office are in the NACOLE Bylaws Articles IV, V, VI, and VII.  Anyone seeking any of these positions may find additional information on the NACOLE website. Read More

NACOLE Board of Directors Adopts New Mission Vision & Values for the Association

The NACOLE Board of Directors recently adopted a new mission, vision and value staments, and goals to guide the work of the associaiton. Read More

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    Thursday, August 08, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Cognitive Interview Techniques

    Join us on Thursday, August 8, at 12:00 p.m. ET, as we welcome Melissa Russano, Professor of Criminal Justice at the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University, to dicuss cognitive interviews. She will discuss the various types of false confessions that can come from interrogations, such as voluntary false confessions, coerced-compliant false confessions, and coerced-internalized false confessions, as well as individual and situational risk factors. Dr. Russano will also discuss how to remedy these risk factors, including cognitive interview best practices, such as a focus on information-gathering, good questioning and active listening, and strategic use of evidence. 

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    Presenters:

    Melissa RussanoMelissa Russano, Ph.D.

    Melissa Russano is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Roger Williams University. She holds a Ph.D. in Legal Psychology from Florida International University (2004) and her primary area of research is investigative interviewing, including the processes of interrogation and confession.  She has published numerous scholarly articles, and her work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Justice via the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group. At the graduate level, she teaches courses in Research Methods, legal psychology, and investigative interviewing.

     

     

     

     

     

    Melissa Russano, Professor of Criminal Justice at the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University, will present a webinar on cognitive interviews. She will discuss the various types of false confessions that can come from interrogations, such as voluntary false confessions, coerced-compliant false confessions, and coerced-internalized false confessions, as well as individual and situational risk factors. Dr. Russano will also discuss how to remedy these risk factors, including cognitive interview best practices, such as a focus on information-gathering, good questioning and active listening, and strategic use of evidence.