"Cops have a feeling in their fingertips, a sixth sense. I teach them why and what they're picking up. Exactly what it is they're sensing - and how to use it to get to the truth." D. Glenn Foster

Training

The Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Technique is a dynamic multi-dimensional system of questioning a suspect or witness in order to establish if the subject is lying or telling the truth, and elicit the truth from the deceptive subject.

 

 

COURSES OFFERED

Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Technique - Level I

Diagnostic Kinesics: How to determine if a subject is deceptive and withholding.
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Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Technique - Level II

Interviewing in a Known Lie: How to lead a perp through to revealing the truth.
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Kinesic Interview and Interrogation Technique - Level III

Advanced Practicum: Interview and interrogation sessions with inmates in various correctional institutions.
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Kinesic Identification of Criminals

Recognition and identification of certain criminals and subjects with personality disorders. Profiles, psychic coding, and how to approach.
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Kinesic Statement Analysis

How to recognize the withholding subject’s conscious and subconscious behaviors in handwritten, Q&A, audio or video statements.
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Kinesic Statement Analysis, Master Class

Working party for a limited number of experienced investigators to analyze their own and each other’s major case statements in-depth in order to identify deceptive statements that may previously have been overlooked.
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The Anatomy of a Liar

Course designed for non-law enforcement personnel on how to interview in order to recognize and address deception.
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D.Glenn Foster is P.O.S.T Certified

These are not Xerox-copied courses. Foster’s work on interview and interrogation techniques is solidly grounded in original research, founded on 40 years’ observations of deceptive language from felons’ bodies, voices and written statements.
DETAILS OF COURSES OFFERED

The Kinesic Interview & Interrogation Technique – Level I
Duration: 3 days

Diagnostic Kinesics: How to determine if a subject is deceptive and withholding directly or indirectly.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

THE VOICE IN DECEPTION

Introduction to the Kinesic Interview Technique
Brief History

General Kinesic Principles
Fundamental Underlying Rules and How to Apply Them

Self-Initiated Verbal Behaviors
Analysis of the Verbal Behaviors of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Reach the Truth
Processing Errors

The Interview
Conducting and Orchestrating the Interview to Expose Deception
Structured Questioning Techniques
Recognition of Submission Signals and How to Use Them

THE BODY IN DECEPTION

Summary of Kinesic Principles
Review of Rules and How to Apply Them

Body Language
Analysis of Body Language of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Reach the Truth

The Voice & Body in Deception
Relative Importance of Verbal and Body Language Behaviors
Congruity, Timing and Strength of Relevant Behaviors
Acceptance and Rejection Behaviors

STATEMENT ANALYSIS

Analysis of Written and Verbal (face-to-face and telephone) Statements

Summary of Kinesic Principles
Review of Rules and How to Apply Them

Self-Initiated Verbal Behaviors
Analysis of the Verbal Behaviors of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Reach the Truth
Processing Errors

Obtaining the Statement
Structured Questioning Techniques
Recognition of Verbal and Non-Verbal Submission Signals and How to Use them to Obtain a Statement

Analysis of a Statement
Rules and Regulations
Written Statement Analysis Indicators
Final Analysis


The Kinesic Interview & Interrogation Technique – Level II
Duration: 3 days

Interviewing in a Known Lie: How to lead a perp through to revealing the truth.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

INTERVIEWING IN A KNOWN LIE

Explanation of Fight or Flight
The 3 Directions a Subject Invariably Takes in a Known Lie Interview

Explanation of Archetypes
Explanation of Archetypes
The 4 Main Types
Understanding How Each Type Thinks and Acts in Order to Anticipate and Interpret Their Reactions

Archetype Interviewing
Understanding How Each Type Perceives You, the Interviewer
How to Counteract Negative Personality Clashes

Introvert and Extrovert
Explanation of Mindsets
How to Conduct and Orchestrate the Interview Using Tactics Specific to Each Type

INTERVIEWING DISORDERED AND ABNORMAL PERSONALITIES & DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRIMINALS

Personality Disordered Subjects
How to Identify the Most Commonly Encountered Disorders
Understanding Their Mindsets and Anticipating Their Reactions
Specific Approaches to be Taken When Interviewing Each

Criminal Coding
How to Rapidly Recognize and Identify Criminal Types
Specific Approaches to be Used to Engage Mindset of Each Type

ADVANCED KINESIC PRINCIPLES FOR INTERVIEWING IN A KNOWN LIE

Interrogator Behavior

Initial Approach Techniques
How to Tailor Approach to Individual Subjects
How to Self-Monitor

Manipulation of a Subject Through the Stages of Lying
Understanding of the 5 Moods of the Liar
How to Use the Moods to Lead the Subject Through to Admission of the Facts


The Kinesic Interview & Interrogation Technique – Level III
Duration: 5 days

Advanced Practical: Interview and Interrogation sessions with inmates.

Location: Classroom, various state and local prisons, youth offender camps, women’s prison facilities and, if possible, mental health facilities.

No. Students: 30 maximum

Prerequisite: Levels I and II

D. G. Foster takes students into pre-determined prisons to interview volunteer convicts who are not on appeal or awaiting court dates.

Officers conduct interviews, using Kinesic principles, in pairs and singly, over periods of 10 minutes to 2 hours.

Performance is then assessed by the group and by the instructor and suggestions for improvement are discussed. Officers continue interviewing across a broad spectrum of offenders, building confidence in tailoring interviewing skills to individual applications and honing their Kinesic Interviewing techniques.

To date, students in this Level III course have sharpened their interviewing skills to such an extent that they have obtained information from inmates on over four hundred and fifty (until then) unsolved homicides.


Kinesic Identification of Criminals
Duration: 3 days

Rapid recognition technique for identifying criminals and disordered personality types.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

Introduction to Kinesic Theory

Outline and Overall Explanation of Kinesic Principles

Look Profiling (i)
How to Recognize and Identify Certain Distinct Physical Characteristics and Mindsets and How to Approach Identified Subjects

Look Profiling (ii)
Physical and Mental Profiles of Personality Disorder Types e.g. Schizophrenic, Psychopath, Clinically Depressed, OCD, Brain Diseased Personality, Phallic Male, Hysterical Female, etc

Look Profiling (iii)
Profiles and ‘Psychic Coding’ of Criminals e.g. Thief (Professional, Ppportunistic and Semi-opportunistic) Kleptomaniac, Car Thief, Arsonist Types, Child Molester/Pedophile Types, Gang Members, Terrorists, etc

30 Second Look Profiling

Workshop

Emotional/Non-emotional Approach
Subjects’ Appearance and Attitude when First Approached, Reactions When Eye Contact is Made

Non Verbal Behaviors or Body Language
Body Language Signals, Their Meaning and How to Use Them
Preconfession Poses
Checklist Comparison Behaviors of Truthful and Deceptive Subjects

Tactics of Manipulation
How the Subject Tries To Deceive You

Verbal Behaviors
The Use of Specific Language and Particular Words
Vocal Characteristics

Observation Phenomena

Effects of Adrenal Stress
Crowd Dynamics
Visual Acuity

Workshop
Type Identifications in Airport/ Train or Bus Station/Demonstation

Submission Signal Displays
Recognizing When Subject May Be Ready To Talk

The Initial Approach
Techniques For Physically Approaching the Subject and Questions You Should Ask Immediately


Kinesic Statement Analysis
Duration: 3 days

Identification of areas of deception in statements through the study of the conscious and subconscious behaviors of the deceptive subject.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

Rules and Regulations

Outline and Overall Explanation of Kinesic Principles of Statement Analysis In Order To Pinpoint Specific Areas Of Deception and High Stress to Pursue Further.

(i) Physical Changes in Deceptive Subject’s Writing Style
How to Recognize and Classify Certain Distinct Changes in the Physical Writing Characteristics Which Occur in Deceptive Areas

(ii) Physical Changes in Major Felons’ Writing Styles
How to Recognize and Pinpoint Certain Distinct Physical Writing Characteristics of Individual Types of Felon

Word Usage
How to Identify and Classify the Use and Misuse of Words in Deceptive Areas of Statements

Body Language While Writing and/or Speaking

Analysis of the Deceptive Subject’s Physical Behaviors When Giving a Statement

Interviewing Strategies
How to Obtain a Revealing Statement if and When Deception is Present

Practicum

Students Apply Their Training to Analyze Statements They Have Brought With Them Which Now Reveal Information Previously Unidentified as Deceptive.


Kinesic Statement Analysis, Master Class
Duration: 4 days

In-depth analysis of cold case homicide and major felony statements by instructor and seasoned investigators in order to detect previously overlooked deception and identify lying witnesses and/or suspected perpetrators. Kinesic interviewing strategies are then tailored to the specific identified subjects.

No. Attendees: 15 maximum

Prerequisite: Statement Analysis Course and experience in working homicide and major felony cases

Course material: Attendees to supply case folders.


The Anatomy of a Liar
Duration: 3 days

How to interview in order to determine if a subject is deceptive and how to then address the deception.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

THE VOICE IN DECEPTION

Introduction to the Kinesic Interview Technique
Brief History

General Kinesic Principles
Fundamental Underlying Rules and How to Apply Them

Self-Initiated Verbal Behaviors
Analysis of the Verbal Behaviors of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Detect Deception
Processing Errors

The Interview
Conducting and Orchestrating the Interview to Detect Deception
Structured Questioning Techniques
Recognition of Submission Signals and How to Use them.

THE BODY IN DECEPTION

Summary of Kinesic Principles
Review of Rules and How to Apply Them

Body Language
Analysis of Body Language of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Detect Deception

The Voice & Body in Deception
Relative Importance of Verbal and Body Language Behaviors
Congruity, Timing and Strength of Relevant Behaviors
Acceptance and Rejection Behaviors

STATEMENT ANALYSIS

Analysis of Written and Verbal (face-to-face and telephone) Statements

Summary of Kinesic Principles
Review of Rules and How to Apply Them

Self-Initiated Verbal Behaviors
Analysis of the Verbal Behaviors of Deceptive Subjects
Addressing the Analyzed Behaviors to Detect Deception
Processing Errors

Obtaining the Statement
Structured Questioning Techniques
Recognition of Verbal and Non-Verbal Submission Signals and How to Use them to Obtain a Statement.

Analysis of a Statement
Rules and Regulations
Written Statement Analysis Indicators

Final Analysis