Seminar Title

5-Day Interview & Interrogation for New Detectives, Criminal Investigators and 1st Responders

Dates of Events

02/26/2024 through 03/01/2024

Last Updated: 11/21/2023
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Location: Franklin Police Department - 2801 N. Morton Street, Franklin, IN 46131
Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites - 361 Paris Drive, Franklin, IN 46131
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Stan Walters
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”
Stan B. Walters has spent nearly 4 decades studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation. He is the author of
Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, 2d, ed., The Truth About Lying: How to Spot a Lie and Protect Yourself From Deception, and Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation® Pocket Guide. Stan maintains a personal library of 1500+ video taped interviews of inmates in 36 prisons in 17 states and one foreign country and the US Military Detention Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Stan worked on ground breaking credibility research project conducted at John Jay College. The research was in association with the US Naval War College ,NYPD, and the Queens, Manhattan & Bronx District Attorneys’ Offices. He has also served as an interviewing and interrogation subject matter expert for Johns Hopkins University.
Stan has more than 50,000 hours on the platform as an instructor. Among others, he provides training for the National Security Agency and is an Adjunct Instructor for Defense Intelligence Agency – National Center for Credibility Assessment. He has trained US Army 1
st, 4th and 25th Infantries, US Army Special Forces, 101st and 82nd Airborne, 1 Cavalry & 1 Armored Divisions, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, and as a guest instructor at US Army CID - MP School. He has taught USAF OSI., SERE.,Security Forces, and US Navy EOD. Some other notable clients include Texas Rangers, US Postal Inspectors, Marshals Service, Secret Service – Polygraph, FBI – Polygraph, Treasury – Inspector General, DFW Airport SWAT, Texas Rangers SWAT, Texas D.P.S. SWAT, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Pennsylvania State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NASA Inspector General, New York State Police, Singapore Police Force & Military, US Courts, US Indian Police Academy, I.C.E., C.B.P., US C.I.S. International Association of Arson Investigators. Outside the US has has taught for UAE Police & State Security, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Fish & Wildlife, Canadian Securities Commissions. He has also conducted training in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Russia, and South Korea.
Stan has regularly appeared on major US network news, and on France Channel One and Australia Today. He has been profiled twice on National Geographic and was host and technical advisor on the National Geographic special "The Science of Interrogation."

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
No investigation can progress without information. Information that is available only by
interviewing victims, witnesses, and sources as well as the interrogation of persons of interest.
Of paramount importance is that the techniques used by the investigator must be capable of 1) collecting all the available information 2) do so without contaminating the subject’s knowledge base and 3) can discriminate between truth and deceptive statements. The simple truth is that the majority of investigators have not had the opportunity to update the skillsets necessary to be consistently successful during the interview and interrogation phase of their investigations.
Proceeding without a clear plan of action for conducting successful interviews or interrogations can easily sabotage the investigator’s case.
This course is designed to “re-tool” and “upgrade” detective and criminal investigators’ interview and interrogation methods to current forensic standards. The techniques taught have been proven to be more efficient and effective at providing the comprehensive information that’s needed for successfully clearing and prosecuting cases.
Interviewers that have registered the best success in the interview environment and keenly aware of the 3 variables.
First, they know how to conduct a true narrative-based interview. Second, they can recognize and adjust to their subject’s emotional and mental changes throughout the interview. Third, they understand that the person if front of them has a unique personal history and personality type and they adjust their interview accordingly. The Level 2 part of this course focuses on mastering those three advanced interviewing skills.

Participants will learn:
• The distinction between accusatory and information-focused interviews.
• Recognizing and managing their subjects’ negative cognitive and emotional changes that disrupt the interview.
• The best ways to maximize the information gained from victims and witnesses.
• How to avoid subject “contamination.”
• What it takes to “isolate” key topics that require follow-up.
• Dispel the numerous “deception cue” myths that can sabotage interviewers.
• Tools for spotting truthful statements versus deceptive statements.
• How to recognize and avoid fatal “confirmation bias” by the interviewer.
• How to distinguish between “persuasion” and “manipulation.”
• The difference between the four basic personality types and how they are best interviewed.
• How to create a custom “persuasive argument” that matches the person being interviewed.
• Develop a keen grasp of the concept the “Cycle of Behavior” and what them means to their investigation and their interrogations.

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