Over the years as a Detective and as a Sergeant within the Major Crime Squad for the Connecticut State Police I have used techniques of investigative statement analysis to quickly and accurately reach the truth in the investigations I conducted, as well as assisting other investigators and agencies do the same. The techniques I used and also taught to other investigators morphed into my training program; "Investigative Statement Analysis; Truth Through what they S.A.I.D."
This program teaches the investigators the processes needed to accurately SECURE a written statement or oral narrative from an individual in the best manner to ensure accurate, reliable information as well as to set a proper foundation for further analysis and assessment of credibility. We then teach investigators to ASSESS the overall statement for key indicators that may be consistent with either truthfulness or possible deception. Our students are then taught to IDENTIFY specific and articulable indicators within the individuals language, whether it is written or spoken, which may be either indicative of credibility or deception, or areas within their account that are likely to contain missing information or suppressed knowledge, or activities that are sensitive or hot buttons for the individual to talk about. We then teach them specific interviewing strategies that will DEVELOP and enhance the initial information or written statement. This process identifies the areas in a persons account that are most likely to be deceptive, either through fabrication or omission, and increases the cognitive load of the individual through the focused interviewing process...on the very areas most sensitive to them! This process will also assist truthful individuals as well through the focused questioning process, and will help to develop additional detail and information. This process, seeking the Truth through what they S.A.I.D. is a highly effective method to reach the TRUTH from people.
So, I finally took the time to register and get my process trademarked...S.A.I.D. Secure, Assess, Identify Develop! Now it is an official trademark/service mark process of LIES, LLC Linguistic Interrogation Expert Services.
If you or your agency are interested in training in this process, contact me through my website http://www.truthsleuth.com which has the contact information for me via email, phone, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.