Please note that you must have completed
the theoretical training offered on Day 1 in order to be eligible for applied
training provided in Day 2.
Whose version of "the truth" should be believed?
This is a tough question central to most cases before the court.
No one has a crystal ball which can allow us to answer that tough question in an
absolute fashion. However, studies have shown that tangible signs can be present
when there is an attempt to deceive or hold-back information. Some of these signs
can be physical. However, detecting deception through body language in "real time"
can be extremely difficult and is highly subjective.
Researchers in the field of Deception have however developed another method to analyze
issues of credibility - through analysis of verbal cues and what has been coined
"Psychological Narrative Assessment" or "PNA".
Trialmasters invites you to learn about this powerful tool in a lecture given by
Dr. Jack R. Shafer, formerly an agent with the Behavioural Analysis Unit of the
FBI, who is a recognized and highly regarded consultant, author, educator and speaker
on the topic of PNA.
PNA - practical applications – Day 2
Defining deception - In part 2, participants will be invited to consider various
depositions and then to:
- Describe the primacy effect
- Develop competing hypotheses
- Identify word clues
- Forming contextual hypotheses as to a communicator's personality and behavioral
- Identify the two specific requirements for obtaining written statements
- Learn two techniques for obtaining written statements
- Learn the components of a Four-Corner Analysis
- Learn how to analyze the three parts of a written statement
- Learn three verbal techniques to test for deception
- Define negation
- Identify the significance of fewer words in written and oral communication
- Learn the operational definition of a text bridge ratio
- Identify the components parts of a Micro-action interview
- Learn the how to conduct a Micro-action interview
- Identify the two general requirements for obtaining written statements
Profile of the Instructor
Special collaborations - Body language for trial and litigation (part 1) >>
Dr. Jack R. Schafer is a retired FBI Special Agent. He served as behavioral analyst
assigned to FBI's National Security Behavioral Analysis Program. He authored a book
titled "Psychological Narrative Analysis: A Professional Method to Detect Deception
in Written and Oral Communications." He also co-authored "Advanced Interviewing
Techniques: Proven strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and security Personnel."
He has published numerous articles on a wide range of topics including the psychopathology
of hate, ethics in law enforcement, detecting deception, and the universal principles
of criminal behavior.
Dr. Schafer earned his Ph.D. in psychology at Fielding Graduate University, Santa
Barbara, California. Dr. Schafer owns his own consulting business. His clients include
private attorneys and government agencies (FBI, CIA, DIA, FDA, USMS, and RCMP),
state and local law enforcement and the US Attorney's Office. Dr. Schafer lectures
both domestically and internationally.
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