Seminar Title: Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Phase I and II
DATES: 3/18/2019 through 3/22/2019
INSTRUCTOR(S): Stan Walters
LOCATION: Abington Twp Public Safety Training Ctr - 2200 Florey Lane, Abington, PA 19001
HOTEL: Hampton Inn - Willow Grove, PA 215-659-3535
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $495.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
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.
Pre-Payment is NOT required to register or attend this seminar
Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation® is a training program
that teaches multi-phase behavioral analysis and tactical interrogation methods
using advanced kinesic interview and interrogation theories. The course is
designed to help interviewers maximize their ability to gain valuable information
as quickly and efficiently as possible. The two phases encompassing all the
courses that make up Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation®
training programs includes the Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase and the Tactical
The Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase (Level I) assists the interviewer in
recognizing the cues of truthful and deceptive behavior generated by the
The Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase discusses the following topics:
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 Analysis™ - 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
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. The Tactical Interrogation
Phase uses Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase data with a customized interrogation
designed to overcome personality type and defense mechanism behaviors to
The Tactical Interrogation Phase covers the following topics:
1) The Stress Response States - Subjects under the stress
of deception during the interrogation generate identifiable responses to
stress that can be controlled in order to facilitate confession.
2) The Primary Dominant Personalities - The identification
of the different subject is personality types and the appropriate strategies
necessary to successfully interrogate and gain confessions from each type.
3) Sub-Verbal Encryption - This section explores the phenomenon
in which an individual actually indicates through verbal encoding, key information
indicating personality type, criminal motivation, situational response to
interview stress which can be used by the interviewer to streamline productive
4) Tactical Kinesic Interrogation - The intelligent combination
of Stress Response State Analysis, Primary Dominant Personality Identification
and Sub-Verbal Encryption techniques required to conduct the tactical subject
interrogation necessary to assist in gaining the admission or confession
from even the most difficult subject's.
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
Max Nordau, Paradoxes, 1885