Saturday, October 17, 2015

Training Announcement: Law Enforcement

For law enforcement:

We should be announcing the completion of the Advanced Course in analysis. This is material that is not covered in our 2 day live, in person training seminars.

This is going to be restricted to those who have had formal training, beyond the original academy training from your state or jurisdiction.  We are putting together a list of approved training for applicants.

This is due to the nature of the advanced training.  One must be proficient in the analysis of statements to the point of successful application before attempting the advanced techniques and analysis. 

In our standard training course offered in seminars, or in a home course, we go well beyond the "101" that is frequently offered.  The "101" training is good, solid and presents an introduction to analysis itself.  It does not, however, go into more complex formulas, nor does it present the psychology behind the principles, which, without, the investigator is very likely to have wrong results and discredit the work.  Knowing why a principle exists not only enhances memory (narrative instruction) but assists the investigator in learning how to best word questions leading to uncontaminated statements.  

I call the training "101" training as it focuses upon the simplistic (and helpful) final answer of  "is this deceptive or not?" but no further.  The content of information broken down for analysis is invaluable as simply knowing that one is deceptive is no different than the polygraph. It is good practice identifying pronouns, for example, and allows for understanding to begin.

Content analysis will allow the investigator insight into information within the deceptive portion of the statement knowing that more than 90% of deception is via withheld information.

The Advanced Course will cover:

Psychological profiling from statements;

Identifying Anonymous Threatening Letters;

Sexual Assault in language:  We also have a complete chapter dedicated only to the linguistics of victims of sexual abuse.  This includes disassociation and passivity; often misunderstood as signals of deception in basic analysis.

It also covers the topic of "perseveration" in which a victim of sexual abuse makes an accusation in which the statement itself appears to be truthful, yet, the analyst does not know if this truthful accusation took place when and where the victim said, or is the victim perseverating on a sexual assault, for example, from 20 years ago?

In a recent criminal investigation, a sexual assault was alleged and the statement showed "consensual contact" initially, but what was then given to the analysts in training was this detail:  

The victim made the same claim with the same details, years ago, in childhood.  

The challenge was thus presented:  

Did this happen?  
Was it an assault, or was it consensual?
If it did happen, however:

Did it happen when and where the alleged victim claimed?  Or, did something trigger an episode of perseveration from a past assault?

The analysis was able to thus completed in the interview process where the detective re-interviewed the subject, based upon analysis conclusion, and got a confession.  In each detail, the analysis' accuracy was confirmed, including indications of sexual abuse in childhood.  The work of the analysts, and of the detective, was at a level of excellence which not only produces justice, but a professional satisfaction that goes beyond the paycheck.  It is a privilege to work with those, across the country, who seek to be "the best and brightest" in their work.  They are unlikely to ever reach the newspapers, but are the bedrock of dedication in their professions.  

We will also include legally sound interviewing, based upon the analysis ("Analytical Interviewing") of children.

This is something that serves investigators well, even if they never interview children, as its heavy focus on legal soundness and non-intrusion gets more information from adults than what is expected.

Going into an interview not only knowing if the subject is truthful or deceptive, but knowing what type of personality will respond to what type of questioning is to take a valuable tool, and increases its effectiveness manyfold.

Announcement upcoming...

see Hyatt Analysis for details...

The course dedication for Human Resource interviewers will also be announced shortly...

Peter Hyatt


Tania Cadogan said...

Off topic

A donation page on the website for 19 Kids and Counting television personalities Jill and Derick Dillard has reportedly been altered so donors can ask for refunds.

'For questions about your transactions or to request a refund please contact the organization office,' the page says, providing a phone number.

Recent visitor posts on the 'Derick and Jill Dillard' Facebook page have accused of couple of being 'fake missionaries.'

The Inquisitr wrote that supporters have wondered if donations meant to aid with the couple's missionary work in fact covered travel expenses 'between the US and Central America.'

The website wrote: 'The Dillard family announced that they would be moving to Central America for "long-term" mission work; however, before making the move they setup a nonprofit organization for Dillard Family Ministries.'

'However, after just two months in Central America, the Dillard family was back in the United States,' the report said.

The Inquisitr pointed out the Dillards' 'Ministry' page on their website says: 'it has always been our goal that Jesus Christ might be glorified as we serve others through family ministry, by whatever means that might be.'

According to the news outlet, the Dillards had been in El Salvador with S.O.S. Ministries. The report said: 'Therefore, it seems Dillard Family Ministries has yet to do any mission work on their own.'

An earlier report from The Inquisitr revealed the couple did not have the necessary qualifications -- which include religious coursework -- to be funded missionaries with the Southern Baptist Convention and the International Mission Board. Their home church in Arkansas is part of the SBC, the report said.

A September 10 blog post from Derick Dillard said the couple had been commissioned through prayer.

He wrote: 'Just this past weekend, we were commissioned to the mission field by our home church.

'The commissioning consisted of our pastor leading the congregation in praying for our family as we work on the mission field.'

The family planned to returned to Central America, the post said.

It read: 'Jill, [our child] Israel, and I recently arrived back in the States for a planned, month long trip to take care of some things and enjoy time with family and friends while we're here, before heading back to Central America.'

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Anonymous said...

OT: Tania; most missionaries traveling and serving abroad do not belong to The Southern Baptist Convention or The International Mission Board; nor do they seek their approval. Missionaries may serve independently or under other mission affiliations. No one organization owns the mission fields. There are many.

Anyone of any denomination, including non-denominational Christians, can become a missionary in any foreign country they chose as long as they are accepted as such in the country where they will be performing their mission work. Percentage wise, very few missionaries are Baptist.

Many are supported entirely by their home church and that churches' membership affiliation. Now you know.

Tania Cadogan said...

Thanks Anon, i don't know how missionaries work, who is responsible for what, how they get selected etc.

Anonymous said...

They are simple to organize among themselves, Tania. To my knowledge there is no big conglomerate mother-network for submitting applications and gaining approval from a Board to become a missionary.

It's possible the Baptists have themselves set up to offer missionary training courses to those wishing to serve as missionaries; maybe some of the other denominations do too (Catholics, ?); as their headquarters have to approve paying them salaries and providing housing for them when they send missionaries abroad; however, this is not the norm for most missionary workers that I'm aware of.

Most missionary workers that I'm familiar with do not do this. They work entirely alone (usually husband/wife team, or a small prayer group will go together) through their own church affiliation(s), sometimes in cooperation with other churches whose help they need for financial support. Sometimes they will locate themselves with other missionaries for a while who are already there as they make ready their own mission site and supplies.

For example; you could decide tomorrow that you would like to go to Bora Bora to work in the mission fields, knowing they have a need. You might want to go to help feed the poor or to spread the gospel, or both, or maybe you just want to get some wells dug in drought areas; maybe you are a nurse or other medical professional and feel this great urge to help others. You would contact your pastor and tell him/her that you feel the call to go to the mission fields and ask if he and the church might be willing to help cover your costs.

After being certain of your goals and intentions, he would carry your request to the congregation and deacons meetings. Perhaps you have felt this urge for a while and have saved some of the needed money yourself, which is a good place for a missionary to start. Most Christian congregations are supportive of mission workers, many fit a budgeted amount into their monthly expenses to help the missionary in their work. For travel, all they really need is a Bible, a map, a passport, their personal affects and documentation from their destination.

Some missionaries go for weeks, some for months, some for years, some making trips back home on occasion. For some it becomes a lifes' work. I knew one who took two months off every year and flew back to her US home area where the church members took turns putting her up in their homes, then she was gone again.

Anonymous said...

Taking statement analysis to the pews! What a concept! (Wonder if anyone has ever thought of that before?)

Anonymous said...

he hee.... well, it is sort of a funny topic to land up on a statement analysis site. On the other hand, Tania, in good faith, brought the topic to the thread when she posted a media publication implying that one of the Duggar daughters and her hubby were attempting to pull off a big scam by soliciting donation funds to help establish their planned mission work abroad, yada yada and etc.

The truth of the matter is that money does have to be raised to embark on such a cause, which can take a lot of time and energy, plus money; as well, there is little to be gained monetarily for any missionary to live such a meager lifestyle in a foreign country amongst the poorest of the poor, where they will be taking a very small increment for their own salary and living arrangements.

These people are not being set up in luxury hotels while strolling the beaches and nightspots. Neither are the Doctors Without Borders who go into these very poor (and sometimes dangerous) areas to treat their sick, frequently saving their lives. They leave behind everything, their practice, their families, all. They take no salary. There are people who actually do care and give all they can to help others.

There are also those who pay their own costs and go for weeks at the time to try to find and save starving animals, living in the lowest of standards while doing so. I knew two beautiful young sisters, quite successful, who went to New Orleans and saved hundreds of cats and dogs after hurricane Katrina, staying in the filthiest of conditions and dog tired, yet they trudged on. They have gone into several areas abroad, saving destitute and dying animals, at times paying the costs to fly many of these homeless animals to other areas; putting their own lives on hold.

These are not your wealthy traveling tv evangelists who swoop down in their private jets and set up a crew and fly right back out; they live and work on site. They have very little time left or money to call their own, no shopping malls, no car dealers to set them up, no expensive dinner restaurants and theatres, no drive thrus, typically not even a laundry mat. Their car could be an old worn out donkey or a rusty bicycle. They are basically dirt squatters sleeping in squalor on a cot on a dirt floor, living amongst those they serve, eating what their people eat. They give their lives to this work. Theirs is a meager existence.

However, I've never heard of them robbing or killing each other either, have you? There is nothing to take from one another, so guess they don't belong on this site after all, huh?