Advanced Investigative Statement Analysis is the structured examination of an individual’s verbatim words for the purpose of conducting more in-depth interviews. This course complements and enhances the basic Investigative Statement Analysis course.
In contrast to the basic course, Advanced Investigative Statement Analysis is an investigative tool that focuses primarily on the behaviors that motivate subjects and witnesses to engage in deceptive behavior and the communication strategies they may use to convey possible deceptive behavior. Course content focuses on gaps in time, communication verbs, passive voice, text bridges, conditionals, performatives, kinesthetics, discourse markers, and statement amplification.
Students will participate in practical problems designed to use the knowledge gained during the course to gain insight into a statement and, in criminal cases, to enhance the prospects of gaining confessions through the amplification of the statement. In addition to practical problems, instructional methods will include case studies, demonstrations, research projects and group discussions.