Seminar Title

Interview & Interrogation for Detectives, Criminal Investigators and 1st Responders

Dates of Events

10/08/2024 through 10/10/2024

Last Updated: 07/14/2024
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Location: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division - 4700 Broad River Road , Columbia, SC 29210
Course Registration Fee: $350
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:
 Course Overview: 
Your agency has likely seen time and time again, highly competent investigators struggle to obtain consistently meaningful information from victim, witness and subject interviews. The issue isn’t lack intelligence or bad intent - it’s the lack of a usable advanced skill set that is causing them to miss critical information.
Current interviewing efforts may be ineffective for one or more reasons: 
1. No formal interview skills training, so productive interviews rarely if ever are conducted.
2. Poor interview training which result in victim, witness, and subject interviews that are incomplete, missing important details or cause subject contamination.
3. Training is based on unscientific concepts and perpetuated myths. Deception is misdiagnosed, victims and witnesses are alienated, and subjects are wrongly accused or missed as persons of interest.
4. Techniques being used result in increased liability for the interviewer and the agency.
The Mastering Narrative-Based Interviews course is part of the Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation series. The content is based on empirical research into behavioral analysis and effective interviewing of victims, witnesses and subjects. Expertly presented, the proven concepts are immediately usable by your new investigators and upgrade the skills of those with the most experience.
Participants Will Learn:
· Master an effective narrative-based interview.
· 8 principles for improving interviews.
· How to recover 60% more information from victim, witness & subject interviews.
· 3 characteristics of a successful interview.
· 3 reasons investigators fail to accurately spot deception.
· How subjects’ statements can be contaminated by the interviewer.
· 3 mistakes interviewers make that cause false confessions and contaminated statements.
· The 5 reaction / response behaviors that subjects exhibit and how to correctly handle each one.
Introduction to Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation & Coercion

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