Analysis & Training for Law Enforcement & Intelligence Agencies
Psychology of Interrogations, Lie Detection & Forensic Linguistics
An interrogation is a negotiation about the truth. Besides physical evidence, interrogations & witness interviews are the most important source of information. The goal is not to get a confession at any price, but to get to the truth. The Psychology of Interrogations and Detection of Deception are basic skills for Police & Intelligence to build trust, to spot a liar and to get infomation.
Mark T. Hofmann is a Crime- & Intelligence Analyst and Business Psychologist. He is a university lecturer for Behavioral- & Cyber Psychology and has met criminals, psychopaths, and hackers to research the inside perspective. He is in expert in Profiling & psychological methods. His approach and training on The Psychology of Interrogations & Deception Detection is based on three key elements:
1.Building trust and willingness to talk: This is mainly about the psychology of trust, but also time and location/room can have an effect.
2. Detecting deception: This is mainly about methods of Forensic Linguistics and Statement Analysis. Body language is completely overrated, language is much more important.
3. Getting to the Truth: Using lawful Interrogation- and Questioning Techniques and the Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE) to get true confessions.