Topic: Investigative Interviewing – Detecting Possible Signs of Deception
Topic Summary: Interviewers of all skill levels face a challenge in determining whether a person’s responses are truthful or deceptive. The outcome of investigations sometimes depends on the ability to discern fact from falsehood and a person’s full involvement in an incident. This presentation examines several considerations in deciding whether deception may be present or not. Interviewers will benefit from a discussion of issues in detecting deception; why all lies aren’t the same, and what indicator(s) might be most consistent with lying.
Speaker: Jim Van Allen
Speaker Bio: Jim is a Threat and Risk Assessment Specialist with Investigative Solutions Network Inc., based in Pickering, ON. He is also a certified Criminal Profiler, and provides a broad range of investigative support services. Formerly, Jim was a Detective Sergeant, with the Ontario Provincial Police and Manager of the Criminal Profiling Unit of the Behavioural Sciences Section.
ACFE Vancouver Chapter