It follows that proper interviewing and interrogation techniques can significantly affect the success of an investigation. Principles of In , research studies performed by the Rand Corporation found that the single most important factor directly affecting the outcome of any investigation is the quality of information obtained from the witness or victim of the event. Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation explores the complex challenges of basic and advanced interview and interrogation techniques. It discusses the multi-phase behavioral analysis system of kinesic interviewing, and shows how this system is used to conduct more effective and efficient interpersonal communications. It covers the principles of basic kinesics, including how to determine behavior from speech and body language, and also illustrates how behavior is often exhibited in written statements.

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Within the span of well-indexed pages, [the author] brings together the latest ideas and techniques on interviewing. Clearly, the author understands the theater of the interview. Readers will enjoy the refreshing sojourn through the complex dynamics of interviewing.

Walters, a true student of human behavior who possesses practical experience in interviewing, has produced a work that approximates the ideal of what an interview book should be about. Readers of this book will learn much form this great teacher. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation Inc. It also covers what happens to the body and speech when a person is ready to confess.

Since my introduction to Mr. All my awards over the last three years including the Officer of the Year for my agency, I owe to this book.

I find the book to be straightforward, direct, and the text content does a good job of verifying the subject matter to an empirical level of understanding. The pictures also bring to life the point being madeGreat reading. It will be a necessary tool in every investigators kit.

The Five Stress-Response States. Fundamentals of the Productive Interview. Good Interviewing Habits. Speech Dysfunction. Verbal Content Anger. Eliciting the Statement. Statement Samples. The Analysis. Documenting the Statements. Negative Credibility Cues. Nonverbal Behaviors The Head. The Eyes. The Arms. The Legs. Sitting Postures. Territorial Behavior. Body Language Clusters.

Confession Signals. Body Language Confession Signals. Kinesics of Excluded Subjects Schizophrenia. Affective Disorders. Introvert-Oriented Personality. Extravert Oriented Personality. Interjection Phenomenon. The Elements of Wrongful Conviction. False Confessions. Types of False Confessions. Motivating Keys of Behavior. Verbal Encryption: The Interrogation. Appendices Selection, Use, and Training of Interpreters. Review of Practical Kinesic Principles. Bibliography and Index.


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It is particularly useful for law enforcement officers because suspects and persons of interest in criminal cases often involuntarily present telling indicators of deception, receptiveness and nervousness through body language. Originally brought to mainstream use in the s by U. Law enforcement officers, corporate investigators and others who need to investigate reports of wrongdoing can improve their career prospects by becoming proficient in kinesic interview techniques. Basics The kinesic method for evaluating interviewees involves evaluating how their body language meshes with what they say. In addition to general visual cues, these motions are often quite effective in evaluating honesty. Law enforcement officers investigating a case look for certain behaviors that indicate guilt, commonly known as confession behaviors.


Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition


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