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COURSE TITLE

"Liar, Liar Face on Fire; Detecting Deception in Subjects, Suspects, Victims and Witnesses"



COURSE LENGTH

8 hours



LESSON OVERVIEW

This is an advanced class.  This course is intended for sworn law enforcement officers and non-sworn law enforcement investigators or inspectors who conduct interviews.  The class is also appropriate for prosecuting attorneys and judges and can be customized for specific audiences.  The course is designed to improve an interviewer's skill at the art of reading body language, interpreting verbal and non-verbal cues and perceiving deception by studying the facial expressions and eye movements of the interviewee.  At the conclusion of the course the class participant will be able to apply learned skills to gain valuable testimony and important evidence, to produce more confessions and higher conviction rates, to improve employee screening and most importantly to increase officer safety. 



STUDENT MATERIALS (ALL COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED)

"    Student Guide

"    Student Workbook

"    VAK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire

"    Eye Accessing Quiz



COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anatomy of a Lie
  • The Psychology of Lying
  • The Art of Establishing Rapport
  • How to Motivate Behavior
  • Leakage
  • Eye Accessing
  • Fight or Flight Response
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Communication Cues
  • Investigative Best Practices
  • Producing Desired Interview Results
  • Officer Safety 


COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Study the elements of establishing rapport
  • Classify different learning and sorting styles
  • Study human physiological responses to stress
  • Recognize Fight or Flight behavior indicators
  • Identify aggressive behavior cues
  • Discuss techniques to maximize officer safety
  • Identify non-verbal cues that can indicate deception
  • Recognize verbal cues that can indicate deception
  • Analyze facial expressions and eye movements
  • Discuss the psychology of lying
  • Design strategies to prepare for contact
  • Determine interviewing and interrogation best practices