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Seminar Title:  
Practical Kinesic Interview, Phase I

DATES:  8/30/2017 through 9/1/2017

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Stan Walters

LOCATION:  Gatlinburg Convention Center - 234 Historic Nature Trail , Gatlinburg, TN  37738

HOTEL:  Courtyard Gatlinburg Downtown - Gatlinburg, TN  865-436-2008 
$91.00 Single or Double
Identify with PATC to receive discounted room rate.

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”
Master Interview and Interrogation Specialist
National Speakers Association C.S.P.

Stan B. Walters is President of Stan B. Walters & Associates, Inc. He is the author of Principles of Kinesic Interview & Interrogation®, published by CRC Press 1996. The textbook is used for interview and interrogation by several police academies and universities in the U.S. Stan has spent more than 22 years on the research and study of interview and interrogation. He is currently acting as the Subject Matter Expert on interview and interrogation to the Johns Hopkins University. He developed the Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation® training series and his extensive research work, training programs and writings have received critical recognition from law enforcement, loss prevention, corrections, and fire service professionals. His work has also received praise from many social and behavioral science professionals throughout the U.S.

Stan has taught for private, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in over 45 states as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Probation, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, DEA, ATF, the Texas Rangers, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and U.S. Immigration Service. He has also taught for numerous other educational, professional and criminal justice training organizations and academies throughout the U.S. Course recognized by the American Polygraph Association for continuing education credit.



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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:
The primary reason for the existence of any investigator, whether in the criminal, loss prevention, personnel, intelligence, safety, or private investigation field, is to gather information. The success of the investigator is directly related to his ability to conduct effective interviews and interrogations. In 1975, the Rand Corporation concluded through research that the single most important factor directly affecting the outcome of any investigation was the quality of information obtained from the witness or victim of the event. It is reasonable, therefore, to also believe that the proper interview and interrogation of possible suspects has an equal, if not greater, effect on the success of an investigation.

The concept of interviewing held by many investigators is that it appears to be a skill one is possibly born with and is something that cannot be taught. It would also seem that interview and interrogation is viewed as a method of merely following a list of questions presented in some disciplined and structured manner with little or no variation. In reviewing current, as well as dated texts and articles, the new interviewer is led to believe that interview and interrogation is also merely an exercise in asking the "who, what, where, when, and how" that are routinely used in reporting. All such concepts appear to ignore the fact that human behavior, not to mention human interpersonal communication, is complex and multifaceted, and that neither can be approached in a restrictive, structured manner.

Traditionally, the study of kinesics focused on the observable outward physical behaviors of the body in order to ascertain the person's current emotional state and the role the body plays in communicating that information. It was quickly learned that by understanding the "vocabulary" of body language along with the diagnosis of a person's verbal output, an interviewer could more easily assess a person's truthfulness or deception regarding the current issue under discussion.
Kinesic interview and interrogation is viewed as a multiphase behavioral analysis system used to conduct more effective and efficient interpersonal communications. The foundation of the technique rests on the common everyday behavior of human beings and their diverse communication abilities. Some of these communication skills are learned from a collection of available human behaviors, while other characteristics exist in all human animals.

Finally, the art of interview and interrogation is a skill that is learned, but not from a single lesson, class, or textbook. It is a skill that is practiced, polished, and honed over time, and the successful interviewer and interrogator is one who knows that the learning process never ends. To be a successful and professional interviewer and interrogator, one must be a committed student and professional interviewer and interrogator, one must be a committed student of human behavior. To achieve positive results, the professional interviewer and interrogator must study the process, practice his skills, and use his knowledge in pursuit of the truth.

The essential thing is not to find truth but to investigate and search for it.
Max Nordau, Paradoxes, 1885

Why Attend?

The Kinesic Interview and Interrogation will assist you in identifying and detecting deception based upon normal and abnormal response to stress.

The technique will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of personality profile of the subject and how to structure your interview and questions to gain the maximum information from your subject.

Upon Completion:

The attendee will be provided the knowledge and skills to conduct a successful and effective interview with results from The Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase.

1)    Verbal Cues - Identification of symptoms of speech quality and content which give the interviewer the most productive body of data necessary to determine truth and deception.

2)    Practical Kinesic Statement Analysissm - Assessment of truth and deception through     the use of verbal cues coupled with methods of human recall and symptoms made self-evident in the statement taking process.

3)    Body Language Cues - The observable body language cues of deception that are unbalanced or inconsistent in relation to the speech cues or emotional symptoms generated by the subject at the same time.

4)    Kinesic Subject Control - Discussion of various techniques available to the interviewer to take control and command of the interview environment. From proxemics to mirroring - the use of enhanced information gathering skills.

5)    Confession Behaviors - Identification and recognition of the verbal and nonverbal acceptance cues generated by a subject who is prepared to give an admission of confession.



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