Statement Analysis & Cognitive InterviewingThursday, February 11th 2010 @ 1:07 PM
Below you will see some of the upcoming training classes being held on Investigative Statement Analysis & Cognitive Interviewing. Before scrolling down and seeing where the classes are, think for a moment...how important is it for you to develop and maintain rapport with the people you interview? How about about gathering information from people...would 50% of the information be acceptable? How about 75%? Are you able to distinguish between deceptive and truthful information? Are you prioritizing your interviews and interrogations as well as other investigative efforts effectively?
With this training you will enhance your ability to develop rapport, gather accurate information, assess the information for veracity, identify possible deception, focus your questioning as well as your investigation, and reach the truth regarding your investigative inquiry. Here is some more information about the training:
Investigative Statement Analysis is the structured and systematic analysis of language, whether written (statements, transcripts, electronic mail, etc) or spoken. Through the analysis of the words people use, the investigator will gain insight into the individuals thought process and obtain a tremendous advantage prioritizing and conducting follow-up interviews, directing their investigations, and reaching accurate conclusions relating to the veracity of the information that people provide. This training is based upon the principle that the psychological stress associated with deception manifests subconsciously within our choice of words. Many times even the motive for the crime will be identified through careful analysis, which often goes undetected by investigators who have not received training in this powerful technique. If you conduct interviews and interrogations or obtain written statements without the knowledge of statement analysis, you are doing the equivalent of processing crime scenes without proper training in the recognition and collection of evidence. Much of the information will be overlooked or misinterpreted, and your investigation may suffer and you may never reach the TRUTH, which is our ultimate goal.
Cognitive Interviewing is a powerful interviewing technique used to extract significantly more accurate information from victims and witnesses. Used by investigators within the United States as well as numerous countries throughout the world, this highly effective research based technique of investigative interviewing has proven to enhance the memory of the individuals being interviewed and effectively increase accurate recall of information. Through guided memory retrieval techniques, the investigator will enhance their ability to develop rapport with people and extract more accurate and reliable information from victims and witnesses than traditional methods.
- Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth, NH
- March 11th and 12th, 2010
- 8:30am to 4:30pm
- Farmington Police Department, Unionville, CT
- July 8th and 9th, 2010
- 8:30am to 4:30pm