Monday, October 20, 2014
POLL: Analyzing the Detective
update: analysis conclusion at bottom of article.
Recently, a man came into a case as a witness. He was concerned that what information he gave to the two investigating detectives would cause trouble for innocent employees, as well as personal backlash from an unstable suspect.
The two detectives went to his home and interviewed him. Shortly after, the harassment from the unstable suspect began that suggested to the man, that the information he gave to the two detectives, was shared with the suspect within an hour of leaving his home.
What do you make of the answers?
Put the reason for your conclusion in the comments section. Name redacted.
Q. "After you left my house, did you go and speak to _______?"
Det. "After I left your house, did I go speak with ______? I have spoken with _____."
Q. "Ok, because _____ has started a campaign of harassment shortly after you left here and I am wondering if you told her the information we gave you."
Det. "I would never share information with ______ just as I would not share information with you.
Did the detective share information with the suspect?
if you find he was deceptive, how many signals of deception were present?
Update: There are indicators of deception within the language.
1. He answered a question with a question, indicating sensitivity. This is a pause in time, showing a need to slow down to think of an answer.
2. Next, note the passivity of "I have spoken with..." seeks to remove oneself from responsibility or ownership.
3. Thirdly, he uses "would never" to avoid the outright "did not", which would have been reliable.
Based upon these three indicators: Deception Indicated.