Investigative Statement Analysis is a method for detecting likely deceptions and omissions in language. In this concise, practical one day course, students will learn the elements of Statement Analysis and how to apply them for more effective interviews. We will analyze a variety of written and spoken statements – including suspect interviews, press conferences, 911 calls and ransom letters. Because our work is not just to identify deception but to overcome it, we will then discuss how to use a subject’s own language to focus our interviews and investigations.
Investigative Statement Analysis complements investigators’ understanding of interview & interrogation methods and non-verbal communication. This training is designed to enhance the work of detectives and investigators in the areas of: criminal investigations; internal affairs; background investigations; officer-involved incidents; corporate security and human resources investigations. Statement Analysis is particularly useful for investigators whose cases involve telephonic and audio-recorded interviews, transcripts, and written responses – when clues must be found in words alone.
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Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend the Interview and Interrogation training presented by Paul Francois and Enrique Garcia.
Your instructional style is engaging and your tag-team style is highly effective.
Your class gave me the confidence and tools to interview the suspect for over 5 hours and to bring a closure to the case.
The information that they have presented is highly relevant to my job, and was presented in a manner that was highly organized and very easy to digest.
This was, by far, one of the most useful classes I've attended since becoming an investigator.
Your class has made the greatest and most direct impact on my assignment of any training class that I've taken.
...Provides useful tools necessary for assessing the veracity of a suspected child abuser, which goes a long way in helping to protect children.
I highly recommend this training for any Probation staff who have the necessity to interview/interrogate individuals for investigation purposes.
You two are an effective teaching team, and your presentation of the material was consistently interesting, and intelligent without being too intellectualized.