Question for Analysis:
Do the McCanns show guilty knowledge of what happened to Madeleine?
We have not covered the McCann case in detail because I had hoped the original police interview transcripts would be released which would likely give us the information we seek, through the lens of Statement Analysis: the truth.
We look for unexpected distancing language, for example, knowing where it should be, and where it should not be. We saw, for example, linguistic indicators of guilty knowledge in the words of Patsy and John Ramsey, along with indications of sexual abuse. Yet it is not until there is a larger view that a conclusion comes into focus.
We do not take a single indicator of deception for a conclusion: we view the entire interview for analysis.
We look for ownership with the pronoun, "my", along with terms of endearment and affection. Guilt does strange things to us, and it comes out in the language.
In other interviews, the McCanns have not been asked strong questions. Most interviewers use the opportunity for self promotion, employing lengthy statements before the question, which draws the reader's attention to the Interviewer, and not to the information. Below is an interview conducted when the McCanns published their book.
Statement Analysis is in bold type. Underlining and color added for emphasis, with blue used to show the highest level of sensitivity in analysis. Red is used to indicate deception. I have cut out most of the video commentary in order to keep to the interview. This analysis is "Statement Analysis" and is limited to the linguistics; not any other form of evidence.