This session will give a broad introductory overview of the art and science of communicating with criminals. We will analyze criminal behavior and provide examples of how understanding criminal behavior may help one better understand how to properly communicate with a criminal. Proper technique on suspect approach, approach to Miranda, interview techniques and interrogation tactics will be covered, while analyzing case study data from child homicide and child sexual abuse cases.
This presentation will be given by Chris Zimmerman on Tuesday, November 13 from 1:15 – 2:45 pm.
Chris Zimmerman was born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, on an US Air Force Base, to a military family. He spent the next eighteen years in four countries, six states, and nine different schools before landing in Roy, Utah and graduating from Roy High School. Chris attended and graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 1978. After a short absence from school of thirty years, Chris returned to Weber State University and received his Master of Criminal Justice Degree at Weber State University in 2009. He has been married for thirty years to the former Patricia C. Carney and together they have three children; Ashlee (Zimmerman) Rodriguez, Allison, and Zachary. They also enjoy one incredible son in law, Kody Rodriguez, who together with their daughter has given them two grandchildren, Boston and Jace.