Saturday, September 5, 2015
UPCOMING BOOK RELEASE INFORMATION
My book, "A Voice for Hailey: How Nancy Grace Became the Voice of a Murdered Teenager" is the first in a series I am working on regarding missing children and the deception practiced by the parents who possessed guilty knowledge of what happened to them.
To answer some questions about it, its content and other volumes:
Hailey Dunn's case is volume one, by itself.
Each child 'deserves' their own book, but because the basis of my work is not biographical in nature, but is based specifically upon the scientific process of analyzing words, no parent has spoken out in more volume than Billie Jean Dunn, Hailey's mother.
For this reason, the volume of material provided to us by her is of such an extent that it is like an entire semester of Statement Analysis training by itself.
In this manner, not only will "true crime" readers of interest be drawn to it, but it will be a "training manual" of sorts for investigators, law enforcement, journalists, therapists, human resource professionals, and all those who wish to learn. It is, in many places, advanced analysis, and although readers without knowledge of Statement Analysis may enjoy the work, it is far more valuable to those who know the basic principles; the deeper the understanding, the more mining will be of value.
Because the mother spoke so much, those of you interested in what is, perhaps, the "ultimate" of analysis, "profiling", will especially appreciate what we learn about the person, herself, by her words.
This specific aspect, alone, is valuable to:
Investigators as it teaches them how to approach a specific personalty type of subject for the interview;
Human Resources Professionals who go far beyond internal investigations, but can be faced with the almost impossible stress of, "Who hired this troublemaker!" after the company experiences a tragic loss through fraudulent means;
Social Service Professionals including counselors, therapists, and others who develop a sense of 'diagnosing' on the fly, which, although lacking is specifics, allows for the professional to quickly (often immediately) change wording in her questioning, to brilliantly uncover the critical points of an intrusive issue;
Analysts who seek to complete the ultimate: identifying the author of an anonymous threatening statement.
Knowing a subject teaches us how to approach and speak to a subject and what triggers may exist in their personalities that are best suited for confessions.
By having a single, deceptive subject do so many interviews, and make so many verbal and written statements, all on a single case, is unique within itself; providing the investigatory mind with a rich opportunity of learning.
In the words of the mother of a missing child, we learn:
The truth about what happened to Hailey.
We learn details of the case that, at early points, were unknown not only to media, but were unknown to investigators.
We learn the value of leakage to the point of being able to see how the mother, herself, signaled where Hailey's remains would be found. This is invaluable to investigators, if they apply themselves to more intense training, such as those working the case of 35 year old Crystal Rogers. Here is why:
I believe that within the words of Brook Houck, her fiancé, exists the location of where Crystal's remains may be recovered. If investigators have transcripts of a lengthy, well done interview, with little contamination, it is likely that Houck was incapable of suppressing the information. I covered this case publicly on the blog, because it was in the news. I do not publish any analysis done privately for law enforcement, nor reference it. I have not analyzed the Rogers case privately.
In this, I cover how leakage works, explaining the psychology behind it, and teach investigators how to locate leakage within a statement and, perhaps in a most ground-breaking manner:
How to ask questions to precipitate leakage. This can and should be done. The subject can be asked very specific questions to engage the brain to cover the area where knowledge is being protected by deception, and combining the precise words with the knowledge of the basic personality type, we are able to facilitate the flow of information in ways that may make even experienced interviewers exited with a new found zeal for success.
Billie Jean Dunn has done more for the advancement of justice within both analysis of statements and in analytical interviewing than she will ever be credited for.
The book is, by itself, like an entire course to advance one's own skills. I have been the recipient of much sound teaching from others, and have learned from a variety of sources. I do great injustice if I do not include Billie Jean Dunn in my list of instructors. She 'took analysis' to a new level, allowing us to see the chronology of accuracy, and to use hindsight to confirm the accuracy and help establish some innovative principles to apply when seeking withheld information.
Profiling has gotten a bad reputation from the 80's on down to the illogic suppression of information through "political correctness" as even identifying "gender" is now suspect. The words which we speak reveal:
Our background. This includes our gender, race, age, and so on.
Our Experience in life, including education level, and has much in connection with backgrounds. This includes specific and uncommon trauma that has impacted the language.
Our words reveal much about our personalities and for the purpose of profiling, it is invaluable to know the basics elements within personalty types besides the typical sociopathic elements.
The DSM's latest re-editing is not going to sit well with many professionals as it would appear that each slight trait will now be a 'diagnosis', where we will likely hear complaints from professionals that pharmaceutical companies are underwriting the "new" studies where a 5 year old's natural shyness is given a new "label" to be quickly followed by "treatment plans" and so on. As long term readers know, I have a "love hate" relationship with modern psychology, with great admiration for its studies and research on one hand, and recognizing the extreme rarity of a competent practitioner on the other (they love training in analysis, hint, hint) but this will be for another article.
This is especially critical in either an event investigation, or an event triggered crisis.
The profiling of the 80's where the "white, male, under employed, frustrated" perp was vague, as well as the belief that "no one could commit such violence without a steady increase from lesser crimes" has been cast aside, and any mentioning of race became taboo. Now that gender has become the latest casualty of illogic, even the recommendation of a specific gender interviewer is met with condemnation. Yet, when dire circumstances exist, those who simply want truth and fact, the analysis can shine through the nonsense and bring justice, resolution, and answers where needed.
The home study course covers all the basics, but it is not a "101" study. It is thorough and covers the psychology behind the principles, which not only allows for better memorization, but better and more frequent application, with more than 6 hours of audio lectures which should be repeated often. It is not an 'easy' course, but it will prepare the professional, in so many ways, for deeper, advanced work, as it is a prerequisite for profiling.
For those who wish to join us in study, go to HYATT ANALYSIS and sign up. If your department needs a syllabus prior to approval, we will supply it. Should you wish to apply for University of Maine Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) for your professional license, let us know this too. For those with financial need, we may permit tuition payments.
For police departments and businesses willing to host our 1 and 2 day training seminar, discounts are offered.
There are less expensive ways in which you may study analysis, but I do not believe you will find deeper, nor better explained training and the subsequent necessary follow up support that we provide.
What I learned from the Hailey Dunn case, I will be forever grateful. That this particular subject has given us a broader understanding of leakage, alone, is of great value, and I look forward to sharing these lessons with you.