This course is designed specifically for law enforcement officers. The focus of this training is to prepare investigators to conduct court-preferred methods of interviewing and interrogation techniques by incorporating non-verbal and behavioral analysis (body language) as well as grammatical clues to support truth and deception.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the 10 most common mistakes oftentimes made by investigators.
  • Describe the differences between an interview and interrogation.
  • Describe the “fight vs. flight” syndrome and its effects on behavioral analysis.
  • Perform analysis on verbal and written statements.
  • Prepare a list of “open” and “closed ended” questions.
  • Describe the cause and affects of the “false positive” and how to avoid same.
  • Recognize the “evasive verbal response” and its affective antidote.
  • Repeat the three mandated questions of the “verbal lie detector.”
  • Perform the mathematical equation of balancing a written statement.
  • Describe the importance of allowing suspects to maintain their dignity.
  • Conduct and describe the 12 steps of an interrogation.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 3 days/24 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections.