I thought I would pass on a few good references for professional interviewers. These are a few of the books that I found valuable through the years regarding the importance of looking at the words people use:
- "Investigative Discourse Analysis" by Don Rabon
- This is the very first book that I read...and re-read several times...on statement analysis which started my fascination and subsequent passion for the subject.
- "I Know You Are Lying" by Mark McClish
- This is a very good book on statement analysis and the power of looking at the words people use, and is an easy read. Mark is a retired U.S. Marshal and he reviews several famous cases.
- "Identifying Lies in Disguise" by WendellRudacille
- Wendell provides a strong basis and understanding for the reader on the value of language and why it provides the interviewer with so much insight.
- "Forensic Linguistics" by John Olsson
- This is a great book and introduction to the world of language, crime and the law. It is a much more technical book regarding the science of linguistics but provides the reader with a lot of information on language regarding a variety of topics such as plagiarism, suicide notes, ransom demands, authorship profiles, and dual authorship.
- "Language Crimes" by Roger Shuy
- This is another book from a linguistics perspective, but it provides an excellent perspective on how a linguist will use language in court. This is valuable information for investigators may end up in court testifying at some point.