Question Types and When to Use Them

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There are a number of different types of questions. When  conducting investigation interviews, investigators must be mindful of the types of questions they ask and when they ask them.

Don Rabon, expert investigator and CFE, breaks down the different types of questions and uses examples of when to use them in an investigation interview.

  • Interviewing sequence
  • Probing questions and when to use them
  • Amplifying questions
  • Closed-ended questions
  • Open-ended questions
  • Connecting questions
  • Clarifying questions
  • Forced-choice questions
  • Control questions
  • Secondary questions
  • Exercises for developing and improving skills
Webinar Presenter

Don Rabon
Don Rabon


Don Rabon, CFE, author, speaker, instructor and former investigative director, has more than 35 years of experience conducting training in interviewing techniques, detecting deception and investigative disclosure analysis.
He is the author of many books, including Interviewing and Interrogation
2nd Edition and Fraud Related Interviewing.
He is retired from the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Director.

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