Evaluating Truthfulness using Statement Analysis

There are a number of behavioral clues to deceit in the nonverbal and verbal behavior of individuals.  While most of our training focuses on nonverbal behavior analysis, another class of clues relies upon the naturalistic peculiarities of human memory for events. Because of the way events are encoded into memory and because of the ways in which people use language to recall memories, verbal statements can be analyzed in a systematic fashion, and interpretations can be made about the probable veracity or deception in them. Most importantly, verbal statements can be analyzed to identify meaningful content areas where “there is more to the story than is being told”. Humintell has partnered with current and former law enforcement agents who are experts in statement analysis, who have used it on the job to analyze thousands of statements, and who have taught many other law enforcement officers how to conduct statement analysis.


“Ms Skinner knows how to teach people who aren’t particularly interested in an English class. She made everything relevant. This is one of the best training courses I have attended in 12 years”


Participants learn how to:

  • Understand the scientific principles of statement analysis and have a better understanding of human memory and language
  • Know the scientifically validated markers of credibility
  • See how statement analysis can be leveraged in interactions to further ascertain whether accounts for events are credible through observation of video and transcript analysis
  • Practice and hone their own skills at conducting statement analysis on new examples

Featured Instructor:

Our featured instructor for this workshop is Lisa Skinner, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agent.

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