Video recordings from The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) and Project Aletheia at John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s “Bridging the Gap Between Science & the Practice of Interrogation” conference at American University Washington College of Law are now available for the public on-demand. Leading academic, law enforcement, and legal experts met at the American University Washington College of Law in September 2022 to discuss emerging advances in interrogation-related research and the evolution of lawful and science-based interrogation techniques.
Conference Recording Now Available On-Demand:
- Part One: "Principles on Effective Interviewing: A Change in Mindset" - Moderator T.L. Cubbage (President, CAIL) is joined by Andrew Carpenter (Chief of the Strategy and Policy Development Section, United Nations Police); Mark Fallon (Co-Founder Project Aletheia, Mendez Principles Steering Committee, Former Chief Investigator Guantanamo Military Commissions); Juan Méndez (Professor of Human Rights Law in Residence, Washington College of Law, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Co-Chair Principles on Effective Interviewing); and Rebecca Shaeffer (Legal Director for the Americas, Fair Trials, and Mendez Principles Steering Committee)
- Part Two: "ALI's Principles of the Law: Police Questioning" - Moderator Matt Clem (Deputy Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, CAIL) is joined by Col. (Ret.) James W. Baker (JW Leadership Consulting, LLC); Brandon L. Garrett (Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, Director, Wilson Center for Science and Justice); Allison D. Redlich (Professor, George Mason University)
- Part Three: "Beyond the Wire: Restoring Community Trust" - Daniel Linskey (Managing Director and Head of Boston Office, Kroll, LLC, Former Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department)
- Part Four: "Beyond Enhanced: The Evolution of Lawful and Science-Based Interrogation" – Moderator Dr. Maria Hartwig (Co-Founder, Project Aletheia) is joined by Susan Brandon, Ph.D. (Former Research Program Manager, High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group); Christopher E. Kelly, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Saint Joseph’s University); Robert McFadden (Former Deputy Assistant Director, NCIS); Greg Stearns (Detective III, Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section)
- Part Five: "Ethical Crisis & Moral Dilemma in Criminal Justice: A Rule of Law Perspective" - Moderator Mark Fallon (Co-Founder Project Aletheia, Mendez Principles Steering Committee, Former Chief Investigator Guantanamo Military Commissions) is joined by Elisa Massimino (Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director, Human Rights Institute, Georgetown University Law Center; senior fellow Center for American Progress; former President and CEO, Human Rights First); Alberto Mora (Past Associate Executive Director for Global Programs, Director of Rule of Law Initiative, American Bar Association, Former Department of the Navy General Counsel); Harvey Rishikof (Chair, American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security, former Convening Authority Military Commissions)
"Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Practice of Interrogation" was a CAIL 75th Anniversary educational event promoting the rule of law. The program was sponsored by the Academy of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law. Photos from the program can be viewed here.
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About The Center for American and International Law - Founded in 1947, The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) is a nonprofit institution based in Plano, Texas, dedicated to advancing justice and promoting the rule of law through the professional development of legal and law enforcement practitioners worldwide. Today, CAIL's educational institutes have established internationally recognized forums and programs addressing law enforcement administration, energy law, international and comparative law, transnational arbitration, law and technology, criminal justice, and other relevant topics. Tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and 130 countries have participated in CAIL programs.
About Project Aletheia at John Jay College of Criminal Justice - Project Aletheia was founded in 2020 by Maria Hartwig, Ph.D., a psychological scientist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, and Mark Fallon, a former career NCIS special agent and Homeland Security Senior Executive. Project Aletheia is a platform for bridging the gap between science and practice in interrogation, spanning the breadth of law enforcement and the national security space. The premise of the Project is that we are stronger together, that we can mutually benefit from each other's knowledge and experience - and that by joining forces, we can be the change needed for global, systemic reform of the justice system. Visit https://project-aletheia.com/ to learn more.