Understanding and Interviewing Psychopaths
Not all criminals are psychopaths and not all psychopaths are criminals. However, at some point you will encounter them, and if you are an investigator in law enforcement or the corporate arena, you will have to interview or interrogate them. Unfortunately, their minds do not function the same as the remaining 98% of the population, and there is a significantly higher percentage of people with psychopathic tendencies who think and act in a similar manner but who may not be specifically classified as “psychopathic.” That being said, traditional approaches to interviews and interrogations will often fall short of reaching the truth with such people, and you run a high chance of being manipulated by them during the interview or interrogation as well. One of the keys to successfully dealing with psychopaths and people with similar tendencies is to know how their minds work and how they think. Once you understand them you can learn specific tactics and techniques that will help you effectively deal with such individuals. Both of these trainings will be covered on The Lie Boat!; “Understanding Psychopathy & the Psychopathic Mind” and “Interviewing the Psychopathic Personality.” As you delve into the mind of the psychopath, you may as well enjoy yourself on a cruise to Bermuda!