Detecting Deception and Statement Analysis

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Death Investigation Academy

116 S. Smith St

Cuba, MO 65453

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Statement analysis is a highly effective tool in the detection of deception and hidden information in a person's statement.

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This course is approved by Missouri POST for 32 hours of CLEE Credit

Forensic Statement Analysis is a tool that is highly effective in the detection of deception and the identification of hidden information in a person’s written or spoken statements. The analysis involves critically examining the word choice, structure, and content of a person’s statement to determine whether it is truthful or deceptive. As people intentionally attempt to be deceitful, they use different words, phrases, statement structure, and content in their statements.

In plain English…. this course will teach you, one technique at a time, how to identify when and where someone is lying to you in a statement. Then when you conduct your interview, based on the findings from your analysis, it can be much more direct and fruitful.

Using Forensic Statement Analysis (a series of layered techniques) you will identify the linguistic signals that differentiate deceptive statements from truthful ones as your suspect subconsciously reveals information, he or she did not intend for you to know. This course is very interactive with significant hands-on, statement analysis practice.

Summary of Course Sections

Detecting Deception

The course will examine verbal and nonverbal communication relating to increasing investigators’ ability to recognize and capitalize on indicators of deception in their interaction with suspects, witnesses and victims. Participants will discuss emotion and whether a specific emotion is appropriate for specific circumstances. Those in the class will view and discuss real examples via videos and photos of expressions and body language used in high stakes situations.

Statement Analysis

The course will provide an in-depth exploration of how and why people choose the words the say or write in various situations. Students will learn how to analyze word choice and narrative balance in order to better understand the investigative trail left by anyone would attempt to deceive. Participants will also learn to detect indicators of truth-telling to assist in quickly assessing credibility. The course will examine the spoken and/or written words used by real suspects, witnesses and victims in actual cases worked by the instructors.

This portion of the course will allow students to analyze actual written statements and determine areas of truthfulness and areas that may need further exploration. Since these statements are from actual past investigations the outcomes are known so your evaluation can gain real and factual feedback.

Interview and Interrogations

“If you’re going to interview, interview. If you’re going to interrogate, interrogate.” There are two important parts of this lesson. The first is that there are significant procedural differences between interviewing and interrogation. The second is that if these procedures are intermingled, the investigator will often be ineffective in accomplishing the goals of either one.

This portion will discuss question formulation how to interact with a suspect for a confession.

Constitutional Considerations

This course will give an overview of the fourth and fifth amendment’s where it applies to your interaction with suspects during your investigation. If you gain a confession and have violated the suspect’s rights while doing so, everything may dissolve, and they win.


Major Mark E. Bailey

Major Mark E. Bailey recently closed out his 24- year career as the Director of the Marine Corps’ Military Police School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Criminal Justice from North Carolina State University, and a Master’s Degree in Military Studies from The Marine Corps University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (251st Session).

Mark has served in numerous law enforcement assignments including: Watch Commander, Operations Officer (Patrol, K-9 and SRT), Services Officer, Director of Security and Emergency Services (Police, Fire and EMS), and Chief of Police for a 600-man department.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the organizer of this event at support@deathinvestigation.training or call 1-888-556-0177

Can I pay by check or purchase order?

Yes - If your agency or government body wishes to register and pay by check or purchase order, contact the organizer directly for registration form and mailing instructions. support@deathinvestigation.training

What's the refund policy?

A refund cannot be given for this event. However, credit will be given for this - or other courses in the future with one year.

Lodging and Hotels

Our preferred Hotel provider is Super 8 Hotel. Their phone number is 573-885-2087. When making reservations use reservation code (criminal and death investigation course) to get the program price.

Is the training held within walking distance of any hotel?

No - Well its is only 1.5 miles away

What is the nearest Airport

The nearest airport is Lambert Field in St. Louis Missouri.

Disclaimer: The instructors, authors, and DITA make no warranty, expressed or implied, to the students attending this training and accept no responsibility for its use or application. The student assumes sole responsibility for determining the appropriateness of any suggested methodology, calculation or investigative application; for any conclusions drawn from the results of its use, and for any actions taken or not taken as a result of analysis performed using this investigative training.

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