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Identifying Deceptive Behavior

Hours: 8
Tuition: $75.00

Program Information:

This course focuses on identifying and developing confidence in understanding the various ways and methods persons utilize to deceive police officers. Through practical application, students utilize various methods to develop skills necessary for detecting verbal, nonverbal and written modes of deception. Through a series of lecture and practical-based programs, students learn to detect deception and avoid common pitfalls. This interactive class is superbly suited for the new investigator or patrol officer. By learning to professionally identify deceptive words, phrases and nonverbal behaviors, the student gains confidence and skill in redirecting a person’s words to obtain a confession. Confidence is further gained when students practice their newly-gained skills during actual interrogations in a class setting. The experienced law enforcement instructor uses actual case investigations and scenarios to reinforce the skills necessary to prepare for a successful criminal prosecution. Through this unique interactive class, the officer and investigator learns that being deceptive isn’t easy at all.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Give a brief history of interrogation.

  • Describe the traits of an effective interviewer.

  • Explain why people confess to misconduct.

  • Explain and identify the five stress states.

  • Define proxemics and explain how it influences the interview process.

  • Define ethical behavior and know why it is important.

  • Demonstrate the ability to read between the lines in a written statement.

  • Explain why the interview and interrogation process is actually a communication persuasion process.

  • Describe a strategy for successful interviewing.

  • Define body language (kinesics) and how to use it to your advantage.

  • Utilize the behavior-inducing technique to structure interview questions.

  • Define and utilize the cognitive interview technique.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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