Interview/Interrogate with Statement Analysis
Statement analysis is a highly effective tool in the detection of deception and hidden information in a person's statement.
This 3-day course is a hands on statement analysis course. Students will be analyzing numerous actual statements both verbal and written throughout the course .
This course is approved by Missouri POST for 24 hours of CLEE Credit
Forensic Statement Analysis is a tool that is highly effective in the detection of deception and the identification of hidden information in a person’s written or spoken statements. The analysis involves critically examining the word choice, structure, and content of a person’s statement to determine whether it is truthful or deceptive. As people intentionally attempt to be deceitful, they use different words, phrases, statement structure, and content in their statements.
In plain English…. this course will teach you, one technique at a time, how to identify when and where someone is lying to you in a statement. Then when you conduct your interview, based on the findings from your analysis, it can be much more direct and fruitful.
Using Forensic Statement Analysis (a series of layered techniques) you will identify the linguistic signals that differentiate deceptive statements from truthful ones as your suspect subconsciously reveals information, he or she did not intend for you to know. This course is very interactive with significant hands-on, statement analysis practice
The course will examine verbal and nonverbal communication relating to increasing investigators’ ability to recognize and capitalize on indicators of deception in their interaction with suspects, witnesses and victims. Participants will discuss emotion and whether a specific emotion is appropriate for specific circumstances. Those in the class will view and discuss real examples via videos and photos of expressions and body language used in high stakes situations.
The course will provide an in-depth exploration of how and why people choose the words they say or write in various situations. Students will learn how to analyze word choice and narrative balance in order to better understand the investigative trail left by anyone who would attempt to deceive. Participants will also learn to detect indicators of truth-telling to assist in quickly assessing credibility. The course will examine the spoken and/or written words used by real suspects, witnesses and victims in actual cases worked by the instructors.
This portion of the course will allow students to analyze actual written statements and determine areas of truthfulness and areas that may need further exploration. Since these statements are from actual past investigations the outcomes are known so your evaluation can gain real and factual feedback.
Interview and Interrogations
“If you’re going to interview, interview. If you’re going to interrogate, interrogate.” There are two important parts of this lesson. The first is that there are significant procedural differences between interviewing and interrogation. The second is that if these procedures are intermingled, the investigator will often be ineffective in accomplishing the goals of either one.
This portion will discuss question formulation how to interact with a suspect for a confession.