In hoping to provide more on-line training, including audio lessons, the following case is revisited, but in classroom format for you.
We hope to provide more in-depth training, including audio lessons.
For maximum benefit, follow the instructions carefully. This case is rich with principle, and useful for
Statement Analysis training while indicating just how superior language analysis is to body language analysis.
In a well-received training exercise, attendees are instructed in the following manner. If you would like to take this class online, it is recommended that you only follow the written instructions instead of watching the video alone.
I. The scenario of the reported assault is verbally given in its basic form. Attendees are asked to take notes as the verbal presentation is very short. It is:
"A woman reported that three men broke into her home, tied her up, carved hate slogans into her flesh, wrote hate epitaphs on her basement wall, poured gasoline around the house, and set it on fire. She broke loose, and ran out to a neighbor of which the neighbor called 911. The three assailants are on the loose. The FBI is investigating this as a "hate crime" and has not released her name. The alleged victim made the decision, on her own, to go on television, from which this video shows. This is an overview of what she reported to have happened to her. Next:
II. Each attendee is asked to make a list of words that he or she expects to hear. This is called "The Expected."
You are to presuppose:
1. The vicim is your loved one.
2. The victim is telling the truth.
3. You are attempting to "enter into" her statement; that is, empathize with her.
Write down the words you expect your 'loved one' will use in this barbaric, vicious attack.
III. Watch Video without comment nor interruption.
IV. As the video plays, ignore her body language and face expressions, and write down any word you hear that you did not expect.
This is called the "Unexpected" in Analysis.
V. Compare the lists. Note any theme that has arisen, both in your list, and in the subject's own language.
VI. Do the actual Statement Analysis work on the transcript.
This is not a short exercise, but one in which you should take careful care. Remember to allow the subject to guide you, knowing that even when one is deceptive, it may be that, sentence by sentence, there is not a single lie in the statement.
The transcript is provided here below, then followed by my own report.