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I&I Using Forensic Statement Analysis July 9-11, 2024 (FREE TUITION)

July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm

Southwestern Community College Public Safety Training

225 Industrial Park Loop
Franklin, NC 28734 United States


  • Easily AVOID the 10 most common mistakes, such as misreading body language.
  • Develop strategies to conduct the interview, which is different than the interrogation.
  • Understand the “physiological responses” caused by the fight/flight and “freeze” syndrome.
  • Learn to analyze verbal and written statements with amazing results.
  • Learn how to tactfully ask the five “W” questions (who, what, where, when, why & how) and why to save closed ended questions for their one purpose.
  • Instantly learn the secret of the one true lie.
  • Discover the sixteen categories of the evasive verbal responses (EVR’s) and easily counter them with the three strike rule.
  • Learn to use the number one fear found in men vs. women to receive more information and confessions.
  • Find instant success when you ask the three questions of the verbal lie detector.
  • Learn these secret strategies that bring you more information, confessions and possibly save your life.
  • Describe the process by which FSA identifies information from an individual’s internal dictionary and the advantages it offers to an interviewer over the traditional oral interview.
  • Analyze oral and/or written statements utilizing FSA and five colored highlighters and supporting their findings in a detailed written analysis or oral presentation to identify clues of truth and deception.
  • Locate and present from a current or past publication (newspaper, magazine, court report, etc.) an example of minimization used by a person of interest.
  • List ten (10) “themes” or “nobler motives” of various crimes.
  • Identify the three (3) major motives (Treasure, Pleasure, Power).
  • Discuss the definition of a “lie” and how it relates to “Lies of Omission”.
  • Demonstrate through a series of questions their ability to “obtain the pure version” by asking open-ended, non leading questions.
  • Provide an example (real or fictional) of a “change in language”, “lies of omission”, improper tense changes.
  • List and describe at least six EVR’s and their significance in answering bipolar questions.
  • Discuss and recognize the difference between a “denial” and an “objection”.
  • Explain and demonstrate the purpose and criteria of “three strike rule” and their ability to use it as a tool.
  • Perform the memory technique exercise by performing a class exercise.
  • Demonstrate their ability to recognize the correct responses to “control” questions and to choose the suspect based on that evaluation. (VIEW Quest.)
  • Demonstrate their ability to prepare and utilize the “quid pro quo” theory in a classroom setting in front of an audience.
  • List and describe the 3 E’s of success (earn the right, excited to meet challenge and eager to empathize).
  • List at least 3 advantages of a paper statement.
  • List and explain the three questions of the verbal lie detector.
  • Explain the idea and difficulties associated with lying (spider web).
  • Compare and describe the advantages and disadvantages of a verbal vs. written statement.
  • Describe the purpose and difficulties of dealing with emotions in a statement.
  • Discuss the 4 sentences and how structure affects the meaning.
  • List the three questions to ask of each word in a statement (why say it, why say it here and why say it this way).
  • Describe the purpose of improper tense changes (First person, singular, past tense).
  • List at least 3 Do’s and don’ts of FSA.
  • Explain the “reflection of reality” and it’s association to identifying a personal relationship to another person (mannerisms, courtesy, social intro).
  • Demonstrate their efficiency to balance a statement for the truth.


Students in this course will become familiar with:

  • Common myths of success or failure rate.
  • Lies of Omission.
  • Fight v. flight.
  • Traditional problems.
  • Evasive Verbal Responses.
  • Recognizing that it is not easy to lie.
  • Old v. new way of preparing for the interview.
  • Direct questioning in every situation.
  • Ignore the emotions
  • Look for out of ordinary language.
  • Events in the past should be written as such.
  • Do not accept conclusions from the subject.
  • Truthful statements reflect reality.
  • Recognize “links” suggesting missing time.
  • Recognizing clues of deception in written statements.
  • Balancing a written statement.
  • Structured approach.
  • Means of communication.
  • “Clusters” and “key” questions.
  • Verbal evaluations.
  • Establishing power of influence.
  • Truthful Characteristics.
  • Reinforcers.
  • Escape hatches.
  • Deceptive lies (generalized).
  • Behavioral Exceptions.
  • Normal eye contact.
  • The interrogation room.
  • Steps to an interrogation