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The Forensic Statement Analysis Lexicon:
The Complete Compendium of Linguistic Signals of Deception, Equivication And Obscuration

THE FORENSIC STATEMENT ANALYSIS LEXICON is the first and only complete compendium of the linguistic signals of deception, equivocation, and obscuration. It has been more than twelve years in the making and is the essential reference guide for every professional working with texts and interview material in which deception is suspected.

Those students who are new to Statement Analysis will find the LEXICON an invaluable tutorial in both the common and obscure linguistic signals of deceit. Most introductory books and courses will give the learner a few sample words in each category. The Lexicon will give you all of them (or to use a phrase from the LEXICON: "almost all" of them." Without the aid of the LEXICON it takes years of experience and expert intuition to distinguish the lexical gold from the evasive dross. The Lexicon makes your forensic and clinical textual mining a matter not of laboriously digging it up but of simply looking it up.

The LEXICON is divided into more than one hundred and fifty different categories, each of which taps into some essential feature of verbal or written Statement Analysis. Among the categories covered are the following:

  • AMOUNT
  • ARRIVAL
  • BLURRED EVENTS
  • CHARACTER DENIAL
  • CHARACTERS
  • CLARITY
  • CLOSERS
  • COHERENCE DEVICES
  • COMPULSIONS
  • CONVERSATION
  • CRYPTO REMAINDERS
  • DEGREE
  • DEPARTURE
  • DURATION
  • EVENT FREQUENCY
  • EXCEPTIONS
  • EXCUSES
  • EXTENT
  • GRATUITOUS CAUSATION
  • IMPAIRED THINKING
  • INTENT
  • LINKAGE
  • MEMORY ISSUES
  • PACE
  • POINT OF VIEW
  • PROBABILITY
  • PROOF
  • PROXIMITY
  • Q&A EVASIONS
  • QUIBBLE WORDS
  • REPETITION
  • ROUTINE
  • SECRECY
  • SLEEPING
  • SOURCE
  • SPACE AND LOCATION
  • SURPRISE
  • TIME RUPTURES
  • UNMOTIVATED HAPPENINGS
  • VAGUE TIME
  • WAKING WORDS

Under the category of VAGUE TIME alone, there are more than 750 separate entries stating with "a bit later" and ending with "that's all in the past"

The category UNMOTIVATED HAPPENINGS features such obfuscating phrases as "things got out of hand;" "one thing led to another;" and "it went from bad to worse." Included in this category is even Justin Timberlake's post Superbowl explanation for the Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction:" "What happened happened!"

The category TIME RUPTURES displays not only such common linguistic signals of missing time as "suddenly" and "some time after that" but also such creative entries as "Presto!;" "fast forward to;" and "When I regained my composure." Most books and courses on Statement Analysis include just a handful of terms for missing time. The LEXICON has more than 287 separate entries. Note also two sentences back the vague term "handful." It seems to tell you how many, but in fact tells you very little. The entry "handful" can be found in the LEXICON category termed: NUMBER.

The category CHARACTERS lists more than 500 different generic character references that appear in statements, interviews, news stories, and clinical material. A character meets the criteria for this category if it refers to a person or entity without specifically delineating who exactly is meant. Examples include: "some guy," "they," "a source," "the usual crowd," "the perpetrater," "the witness," "contact," "clinents," "some asshole," "someone from my past," and "unsub."

In addition to the categories the LEXICON includes a typology of evasive answers to questions and exemplars of each species of unresponsiveness.

Finally, the LEXICON not only documents instantiations of deception, equivocation, and obscuration, but also shows you some of the most effective strategies and counter measures to cut through the veil of deceit and reveal the truth.

THE FORENSIC STATEMENT ANALYSIS LEXICON is recommended for:

  • INVESTIGATORS who are analyzing written statements or conducting interviews and interrogations.
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL who need to judge the credibility of witnesses and the threat potential of suspects.
  • ATTORNEYS who are evaluating answers to voir dire questionnaires, isolating deceptive segments in depositions, locating hedged openings in direct testimony for the most efficacious cross-examination.
  • HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALISTS who are considering the credibility of answers to hiring, promotional, and exit interviews, or assessing violence, sexual harassment, and critical incident reports.
  • INSURANCE FRAUD ADJUSTERS who are looking for linguistic signs of false or exaggerated claims.
  • MEDICAL COMPETANCY EVALUATORS who need to distinguish real mental or physical conditions from malingering.
  • PSYCHOTHERAPISTS who depend on linguistic clues to identify repressed, denied, or distorted themes in patients' clinical narratives.
  • PRIVATE SECTOR NEGOTIATORS who need to accurately assess the interest, commitment, and dependability of their bargaining partner.
  • JOURNALISTS who rely on subtle linguistic clues to gauge the accuracy and credibility of a news source.
  • POLITICAL CONSULTANTS who can efficiently demarcate the qualified positions of the opposing candidate and more accurate evaluate the responses to their issue driven focus groups.

THE FORENSIC
STATEMENT ANALYSIS LEXICON:

THE COMPLETE COMPENDIUM OF LINGUISTIC SIGNALS OF DECEPTION, EQUIVICATION AND OBSCURATION

Will be e-mailed to you as an attachment so that you will be able to start immediately using this powerful Truth-Tool in your work. The e-format also allows you to use the MS Word search feature to instantly locate your statement's equivocal words and phrases in the LEXICON.

The $145 price of the LEXICON includes lifetime support and a FREE update when a new version is available.

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