Identifying Deceptive Behavior
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
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
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
Utilize the behavior-inducing technique to structure
Define and utilize the cognitive
**Cancellations for this class must be received
by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being
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