|This week, I told investigators that in practicing Statement Analysis, the study of the Reliable Denial will be the simplest to find samples for. They are always in abundance, especially from politicians.|
A reliable denial is deceptively simple:
"I didn't do it", with "it" being the specific allegation.
Instead, the investigators were likely to find, "I would never do such a thing!" or the Sermon, moralizing against the allegation but not denying it. They may even find, "I didn't do that", which indicates that since they did not do "that", what they did do was "this"; as when there is a "that", there is a "this" in their situation.
The reliable denial must not be reflective language. It must come while the subject is speaking for himself, freely.
"Did you steal the checks out of your grandmother's purse?" answered by "No, I didn't steal the checks out of my grandmother's purse" is reflective language; that is, reflecting or parroting back the Interviewer's question.
The truly innocent (not just judicially innocent) will say "I didn't do it" often without waiting for the question or accusation. It flows freely, easily and simply. It is readily recognizable.
I told investigators to "pick up the newspaper", which, today, means go online, and find someone accused of something, reminding them how generous politicians are with regards to scandals. The article might say "So and So Denies..." but that they would know whether the denial is reliable or not. Each day in the news, someone is accused of something.
Lo and Behold: