Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Anonymous Letter Analysis
Analysts sometimes debate the "height" of statement analysis.
Is it the psycho-linguistic profile that matches the actual psychological evaluation, or is it in the Anonymous Author Identification process where the subject's identity emerges within the anonymous threatening letter.
The former allows for the investigator to have a strong strategy for the interview and interrogation, knowing not only what happened and where deception exists, but knowing the background and personality type of the subject to use to obtain a confession or admission.
Here is a letter from "Americans for a Better Way" that the terrorist designate "CAIR" is demanding investigation by the FBI.
What can we tell from the analysis of the letter?
In assessing a threat, we look to "know" the one making the threat. This is the best way to gauge the level of threat made in an anonymous letter.
This anonymous letter does not pose a serious challenge to learn something about the identity of the author.
What do you see in the language that helps reveal the author?
post your findings in the comments section.
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