Forensic Statement Analysis – The Art and Science of Analyzing Words

Wouldn’t it be great if we could become human lie detectors? Being able to tell if someone is lying to you is an important skill to have during an investigation. Groucho Marx, known as a master of quick wit, was quoted as saying, “There’s one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says ‘yes,’ you know he is a crook.”

However, individual personalities are complicated, and, when investigating an individual, the responses that are received may not be forthright and credible. Some people are skilled in deception; remember what our parents taught us-practice makes perfect!
People are deceptive for a variety of reasons, with each person motived by a specific objective of their own.