Saturday, April 5, 2014
Trusting the Subject To Guide Us
We presuppose truthfulness from the subject for two main reasons:
1. If you reject the subject's statement as deceptive because you find it suspicious or "fishy", you will then block yourself from being confronted by the "unexpected" and will be unable to "enter the statement", that is, find out, from within, what happened.
2. Statistics show us that the decisive majority of people don't lie outright, that is, produce information which didn't happen. More than 90% of people simply do not tell all that happened to them and are deceptive via leaving out information. This is where we see something being technically true, but deceptive. LSI
If you 'shake your head' at a statement as "this guy's a liar", you will miss the very words the deceptive person is choosing to you, and likely miss a great deal of information.
Recall Cindy Anthony, one who is unafraid to boldly lie, even while traveling from church, to court, and invoking the Name of God.
She lied under oath.
It was premeditated lying, too.
When she told the truth, she said, "So help me" but when she knew she was going to be asked about the lies about being at work and the internet searches, she said, "So help me, God" and boldly lied.
No one seemed interested in going after her for perjury.
When Texas Equasearch spent the considerable expense to get equipment to Florida in the original search for "missing" Caylee Anthony, Cindy Anthony ordered Casey to "say nothing" in response to Tim Miller's request for information.
Miller was shocked because he thought he was there to find a missing child. He was unprepared for the family to not cooperate. This was the "unexpected"; that is, the awkward feeling one gets in the presence of a liar.
Casey Anthony learned her trade from someone.
When Miller protested, saying "just let Casey point on the map where I can start!" Cindy threw him out of her house.
Where was George when Cindy did this?
Cindy then walked boldly out to the cameras and said,
"George and I don't believe Caylee's in the woods, or anything."
As far as I could tell, no one in media said, "Why aren't you letting Tim search the woods?"
Cindy appeared to offer, in the negative, the words, "in the woods."
Caylee was found, a half a block down the street, in the woods.
Even a deceptive person must choose words in response to a question and when responding, where do you think the deceptive person's mind is?
In investigating a missing safe of money, a subject wrote,
"I left in my truck to get lunch..."
The word "left" means that the subject's mind is in the leaving. This is most likely due to rushing, or traffic (70% likely) but it also may be that the missing information is critical (30%).
In this case, he had taken the safe and hid in in his truck.
As he wrote out his statement, he was thinking of that very thing: the stolen money, in a safe, was hidden in his truck.
I flagged the word "left" in blue (SCAN) as trained, and the words "in my truck" appear utterly unrelated.
This means another principle is in play:
Unimportant or irrelevant information is to be deemed doubly important.
Think about it: why would I care how he got to the fast food place? Or better yet, why would he care?
Since I did not know, I asked him questions about his truck...over and over until he grew nervous. The more I asked, the more nervous he became, and the more nervous he became, the more I asked.
It began with, "Is there a company vehicle that you usually take?" and on to, "Tell me about your truck" and as he seem to run out of information, I counted with, "What color is your truck?" and "how many miles on your truck?" and on and on I went.
Eventually, the truth came out and he confessed.
Without training, there is no way this sentence would have even caught my attention.
Analytical Interviewing is simply interviewing based upon analysis.
It begins with open ended, legally sound questions, and moves on to specific questions based upon the written statement's analysis.
We begin by having "total faith" in the subject to guide us. It does not mean we are gullible, but it means we deliberately presuppose truthfulness, so that we can be "thrown off" course by that which does not appear to fit.
Even when we conclude deception, we then look for specific words to guide us because, as you know, the brain leaks out information that may prove invaluable.
"Contrary to rumors floating around out there..." Justin DiPietro
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