Dr. Battin Interrogation Oct 9th notes
Dr. Battin Interrogation Oct 9th notes 3262–01/02
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Date Created: 10/10/15
Responsive latency Length between the last word of the question and the rst word of the response Truthful responses come roughly 5 seconds While deceptive answers are closer to 15 quotThe longer it takes to givesay an actual answer the higher the likelihood that someone is deceptivequot Paralinguistic behavior quotDeceptive subjects are aware of their delay and disguise it as thoughtfulness this is stallingquot Early responses Responses offered before question is nished indicates rehearsal Response length Truthful subjects offer longer answers Sometimes Consider how long Stephanie Lazarus talked The answers must make sense and be on subject Response delivery Generally when a subject is relating a truthful emotional account rate and pitch of the subject will rise Truthful subjects Speak clearly wants to be understood by the investigator Deceptive subjects Often mumble or speak very quietly Continuity of responses Truthful responses are spontaneous and free owing order of events are often messed up A signi cant paralinguistic behavior of deception is the quotstar and stopquot behavior Short rehearsed lines discomfort when the subject moves around quotThisquot is linked to Erasure behavior Laughs coughs throat clearing right after a signi cant denial etc in conjunction with the start and stop behavior Nonverbal 2 sources of origin Learned behavior and genetically inherited behavior quotLying causes inter anxiety causes stress in the mind and body so both the mind and body betray this fact Your mind and body will both seek to relieve this stress usually through physical activityquot 3 responses to stress 0 Flight 0 Fight 0 Freeze quot70 of a message in conveyed through nonverbal gestures and actionsquot 3 important assessments a person39s posture reveals this 0 Level of con dence 0 Level of emotional involvement 0 Level of interest Truthful postures Open and relaxed Frontally aligned Occasionally leans forward Dynamic will change posture Deceptive postures Closedretreated No frontal alignment Constant lean forward Frozenstatic 3 Hand motions Remain passively uninvolved deceptive Move away from body illustrating behavior using your hands to talk Come in contact with body adaptor behavior Are any of these absent Are they sincere Adaptor behavior Personal gestures Hand wringing scratches ear pull hair twirl etc lndicates anxiety or possible fear Grooming gestures Attempts to makes themselves look more presentable self conscious concerned Supporting protective gestures crossing arms sitting on hands etc Not con dent Least control from the waist down Bouncingtapping knees do not indicate deception provided it is part of the BSA Shifting position implies anxiety Shifts in the chair indicate deception or physical problems Nature of eye contact Also depends on BSA Facial expressions betray emotions behind responses 5 eye contact guidelines Generally no eye contact indicates withheld information Do not request or demand eye contact Investigator should casually observe eyes without starring Subject cannot ear dark glasses unless specialmedical case Asses behavior symptoms in accordance with the following guidelines Look for deviation from BSA Evaluate based on basis of when they occur and how often To be reliable in truth and deception behavioral change should happen Immediately in response to a question Evaluate behavior in conjunction to case facts