|Peter Hyatt at FBI National Academy|
The pattern was broken in the interview.
Question: "When was the last time you saw him alive?"
Subject: "The last time I saw Robert was when he was on the mat beside the bed, just before I went to work."
Date, and time frame.
"That Monday before he went missing" or something similar.
Context: "Robert" was the theme of the interview. After using his name several times, both the detective and the subject referred to Robert as "he" and "him." This is an expected flow of the law of economy where speech moves towards the simpler and shorter. It is the norm. The brain is very efficient in doing this. Any change becomes important.
Parrotting is the repeating back of words and it takes less effort (ease) in doing so. It can also be used as a pause in the event one needs to carefully consider his words.
Q. "What time did you get in last night?"
A. "What time did I get in? Oh, it was just after 11."
Here the proverbial teen may have used the question to stall for an answer, making the question, itself, sensitive.
Had the answer been, "What time did we get home last night? Oh, it was just after 11." it would have disrupted the parroting in order to make changes, including, "we" and the introduction of "home." This would signal that the question is more than just sensitive regarding time, but now both at least one other person is on the mind of the subject and location. An astute dad would have caught this naturally.
Not only was there a parroting, but there was change.
This is significant for investigators and interviewers.
When the law of economy is disrupted the analyst/interviewer/investigator should take notice. As effort is needed, sensitivity and importance is increased.
It is here that we find a subject is very likely telling the truth:
When was the last time you saw him alive?
He we expect, "on the Thursday that..." where the question is answered directly. He does not go to a date, but a body position instead:
"The last time I saw Robert was when he was on the mat beside the bed, just before I went to work."
He imported Robert's name after the interview was already on to the use of pronouns. This heightens importance.
He parroted back his response with the change of name.
He parroted back with deletion of "alive."
When these two portions are taken together, we see that he does not answer the question and uses additional effort to do so.
The subject is deliberately concealing information about the murder.
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