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Bridging the Gap Between Science & the Practice of Interrogation

Changing Mindsets & Restoring Trust in the State

Washington, D.C., USA

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American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Ave NW
Warren Building
NT01 Ceremonial Classroom

Washington DC 20016

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Phone: +1.972.244.3421
E-Mail: vadams@cailaw.org


Trust in the State is eroding, false confessions are resulting in wrongful convictions, and communities are calling for defunding of police, and police reforms. Torture, and a family of interrogational abuses have derailed efforts to bring suspects to justice. This event will highlight the operationalization of the emerging interrogational research and why it matters.

This program is free.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

  • The Center for American and International Law
  • Project Aletheia, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Principles on Effective Interviewing: A Change in Mindset

Moderator - T.L Cubbage, President, The Center for American and International Law

  • Andrew Carpenter, Senior Lecturer - Policing, Canterbury Christ Church University, Former 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
  • Rebecca Shaeffer, Legal Director for the Americas, Fair Trials and Mendez Principles Steering Committee

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ALI’s Principles of the Law: Police Questioning

Moderator - Matt Clem, Deputy Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, The Center for American and International Law

  • 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

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Keynote Address (lunch): Beyond the Wire: Restoring Community Trust

  • Daniel Linskey, Managing Director and Head of Boston Office, Kroll, LLC, Former Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department

1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Beyond Enhanced: The Evolution of Lawful and Science-Based Interrogation

Moderator - Maria Hartwig, Ph.D., Co-Founder Project Aletheia

  • 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

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Ethical Crisis & Moral Dilemma in Criminal Justice: A Rule of Law Perspective

Moderator - Mark Fallon, Co-Founder Project Aletheia

  • 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

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