Centre of Forensic Interviewing
Mr Jade Aaron Hill
- Role Title: Visiting Scholar
- Address: Griffith University
- Department: Griffith Criminology Institute
Jade is an established investigative interviewing adviser and trainer. He has trained Australian investigators at level one - four investigative interviewing and advised on several major, serious and complex investigations. He assisted in the implementation of the Queensland Police Service Investigative Interviewing Strategy providing curriculum and policy development. In 2008, Jade was awarded the Courier Mail Police Scholarship. Under this scholarship he traveled to the United Kingdom and completed ACPO approved investigative interviewing training from Tier 1 – Tier 4 (advisor). In 2011 he was awarded the Richard Symes Warry Award for Excellence in Police Education and Training (State Gold Award). Jade has also provided training to other Australian police departments and law enforcement agencies. Recently Jade Provided strategic advice to the Sri Lanka Police Service in relation to developing and implementing a National Investigative Interviewing Strategy and was instrumental in establishing an investigative interviewing training Centre at the National Police College. Jade currently works as an investigator in the Child Protection and Investigation Unit in the Queensland Police Service and regularly conducts specialist witness and suspect interviews.
The aim of Jade’s PhD is to examine (i) the current operational procedures in place regarding the interview process in serious and major investigations in Australia and the United Kingdom (ii) the role of interview advisor in serious and major investigations and lastly (iii) interview advisors, investigators and senior investigating officers’ perceptions regarding the role and the effectiveness of the role.
Furthermore, the proposed research wishes to address the lack of research, training, and performance feedback regarding the role of an interview advisor in Australia and the United Kingdom. The proposed research aims to improve the interviewing skills of police officers and contribute to the ongoing development of effective interview training and mentoring.