Investigators seem to be looking for the silver bullet for detecting deception; an instrument, contraption or tool that can distinguish between deception and truthfulness in people. Investigators need to stop looking for a "tool" and focus on "training." A properly trained interviewer is the best defense in preventing all the negative impact that comes when someone effectively lies during an investigation, whether that is in the context of a police interrogation, corporate investigation or military intelligence operation. Recent academic and field studies have demonstrated that training in ACID, which is an acronym for Assessment Criteria Indicative of Deception, significantly increased a person's ability to assess the credibility during interviews. I am excited to have Kevin Colwell teaching the ACID technique on The Lie Boat training cruise, which is scheduled for April 2016! Click the link below for more information about ACID and The Lie Boat!