One to Four Day Training for Law Enforcement. Upon completion of first day "Introduction to Statement Analysis", the attendee is eligible for advanced training, both in seminars, and ongoing on line training.
University of Maine approved CEU hours available for both in person and online training.
In the above training, a cold case detective requested analysis of a 911 call transcript in which the caller had passed a polygraph and been cleared. Rather than analyze the statement privately, the Captain had it done publicly, with the input from the class, on day two.
The analysis revealed that the caller was deceptive and responsible for the deaths.
The method employed for this conclusion was from the "Expected versus the Unexpected" and attendees of training seminars should expect similar results. The principles applied here are no different than the principles applied in all statements, letters, emails, and interviews.
In the seminar, Day One is dedicated to learning the basic principles of Statement Analysis, with practical hands-on work of prepared statements and submitted, "cold" statements."
In the analysis of "cold statements" (that is, those which are not known to analyst), the only information allowed to the analyst is the allegation, or, the reason for the statement. The case file is not viewed until the analysis is complete. This is to keep outside influence from the work being done.
Day Two is generally dedicated to some advanced techniques in analysis, as well as a continuation of actual analysis.
Day Three begins with advanced analysis (including anonymous threats) and introduces Analytical Interviewing.
Day Four takes statements for analysis, and conducts actual interviewing from the statements. This also includes analytical report writing which 'wipes off the fingerprints' of the writer and will produce a legally sound 'affidavit-like' document that has no need for persuasive language, as the facts, alone, are all that is needed. We use "reduction" or, the reverse of statement analysis, to produce a short, concise, and powerful report. This is helpful for prosecutors, managers, supervisors, and anyone who needs to write a report for superiors.
Analytical Interviewing is the legally sound, non-intrusive, non-threatening, and non-interpreting method of gathering in of information in which the subject (the person being interviewed) does as much as 80% of the talking.
It begins with
1. Open Ended Questions: "What happened?" and "What happened, next?" and then proceeds to:
2. Follow up questions based upon the language of the subject. The Interviewer seeks to avoid, at any possible place, introducing new language to the subject.
(This is critical in child interviews. )
3. Then, the interview moves to what has been revealed in the statement. Often, especially if a statement is at least a full page in length, we have a 'profile' of the writer (or speaker, if transcripts from video) where the traits of the personality has emerged. We now tailor our questions to suit the subject's personality. For example, in theft cases, we avoid the use of morally charged language and will use "take" instead of "stolen", or in sexual assault, "touch" and not "molest."
4. We then move to actual direct questions, using the subject's own words, from the analysis of the statement.
In our analysis, we most often find deception via missing, or suppressed information. We know "where" the information is missing, but often do not know "what" is missing. We target our questions at the place in the statement "where" the information went "missing."
In law enforcement, interrogation may begin here. This is where there is a dramatic change in percentage of speaking with accusations of guilt being employed.
Analytical Interviewing is of value for anyone who needs information.
Attorneys, both prosecution and private
Human Resource professionals
Investigators, civil and criminal
We have specifically designed seminars for:
Social Work including Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services. Licensing
We help companies design and then analyze, employment interviews. The use of Statement Analysis in the employment process has proven:
*To reduce theft
*To reduce false claims of sexual harassment, injury, disability, etc. This is a sure-stop method against those who hope to "game the system" rather than honest employment
*To win Inappropriate Unemployment Claims
*To solve disputes between employees
The Continuing Education Units (5 CEUs, University of Maine) come from the live, ongoing trainings. This is essential for those who have learned the principles of analysis, and now need to 'retrain' the brain for skilled listening.
The rewards for law enforcement are more obvious than the rewards for the private sector, as cases can be solved, quickly, protecting the innocent public from false accusation, and quickly getting to the truth.
Today, most companies wisely investigate themselves and a well investigated and documented case will protect the company from inappropriate litigation, shrinkage, and damage to a hard-earned reputation.
Even patrol officers do well to learn "skilled listening" and how to gain information effectively "on the fly" in street interviews.
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We may offer an Introductory Course online...stay tuned.