Knowing when people are telling the truth or lying is a critical skill for investigators, but most often their accuracy is the same as flipping a coin; roughly 50%. Academic research suggests that investigators would be more successful at detecting deception if they focused on the words people use rather than other commonly used cues, which may mislead the investigator. This training program is a comprehensive course on Investigative Statement Analysis utilizing our unique “S.A.I.D.” method, which provides the investigator with skill and ability to gather and assess information from people effectively and to distinguish between truthfulness and deception. This is applied to language that is written such as statements, transcripts, notes and memos, and orally communicated during interviews, interrogations, and 911 calls. Investigators will gain insight into the individuals thought process and obtain a powerful tactical & psychological advantage during interviews and interrogations the help them reach accurate conclusions relating to the veracity of the information people provide.
This training provides proven techniques to help identify deception as well as truthfulness within language, and students will learn the psychological differences between the truthful and deceptive mindset and how stress associated with deception often manifests subconsciously within the individuals choice of words. Many times even the motive for the crime will be identified through careful analysis, which often goes undetected by investigators who have not received training in this powerful technique. This 3-Day course is hands-on and students learn through individual and group exercises with real-world cases.
If you don’t know what to look for, you don’t know what you’re missing in your interviews, interrogations and statements!