Monday, October 19, 2015
They go through a day of statements and they learn some of the basics, by circling (or underlining, or highlighting) pronouns and are often able to conclude, "Deception Indicated!" but it does not always translate into justice, nor even into accuracy.
In various criminal activities we are likely to find statements that are "Deception Indicated" but it is not a deception about the crime itself, nor an indication that the subject "did it."
The inevitable formal study must be done.
Many years ago I faced this in a theft statement and sought the counsel of seasoned analysts. I am glad I did.
"Yes, the subject is deceptive, but she didn't do it. You are looking at another crime that has taken place there!"
I went back to learn just that.
The subject was deceptive, but was not the thief of this particular crime, but was giving indiction that she had helped facilitate another, much larger crime.
From that point on, I have regularly had statements where deception was indicated but it was a tangent, away from the issue; most of these had to do with drug crimes of some sort.
Next, we have the extreme rise is psychotropic medications impacting not only our country and crime, itself, but of statements. Statistics showing how many violent crimes are committed while one is on anti-depressants, for example, is combatted by pharmaceutical companies desperate to eradicate such.
Prescribing to the population under 30 has become so common that it, too, shows in the language.
"Got a rough test this morning so I'm gonna pop a Xanax."
This now leads to the need to pay even more close attention to language.
Did the crime happen as the subject stated, but if so,
Did it happen to him, when he claimed it happened?
It is not enough to rely upon such things as "sensory description" where the detail indicates experiential memory. Yes, "his hands smelled like motor oil" is something that comes from memory, but was it:
a. memory from a book?
b. memory from a movie?
c. if it was experiential memory, did it happen when the subject claimed?
Next, to facilitate the greatest flow of information, the Interview must not only know the indicators of sensitivity like he knows the back of his own hand, he must know what causes them, psychologically which greatly aids mnemonics, but will be the single strongest guide on how to construct the question.
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It is not enough to learn that one is not truthful.
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