• January 8th, 2017

Forensic Hypnosis and Cognitive Interviewing

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Interviewers must remain vigilant against deceptive behavior throughout the interview process and be aware of what drives witnesses and suspects to be forthcoming with accurate statements—the goal of all interviews and interrogations. Interviewees establish patterns of communications, and certain aspects of their behaviors indicate deceit and deception. The study of behavioral interviewing techniques helps investigators rely on the accurate flow of information and develop the ability to identify behaviors that are indicative of deceit. Indicators come in different forms, from subconscious behavior responses to verbal patterns to physical patterns.

There are several areas investigators should familiarize themselves with in order to explain the behaviors of interviewees when placed under pressure or asked direct and challenging questions. For example, an investigator should have knowledge of kinesics, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), facial coding, body language, eye movement, qualifiers, hedging, and manipulators. Vocal inflections, a sudden emotional outburst with a denial, or an uncontrollable twitch or increased heart rate can be subtle but may indicate deception.

There are many reasons someone may want to deceive the police. Uncovering these motivations may help you understand the perspectives from which each person is operating. In some situations, witnesses just cannot recall events, either because the events are traumatic or because the witnesses have forgotten important details. Forensic hypnosis and cognitive interviewing are two methods used to jog a person’s memory in such cases. These skills can be learned and developed. True skill development in this area takes place while executing interviews or observing others during interviews or interrogations.

Submission Details:

By Saturday, January 7, 2017, in a minimum of 250 words, post to the Discussion Area your responses to the following:

  • Discuss the importance of developing skills in detecting deceit:
    • Explain how behavioral interviewing and interrogation techniques can help identify deception.
    • Discuss the accuracy and court admissibility of the following techniques:
      • Kinetics
      • Body posture
      • Eye movement
      • NLP
      • Facial coding
      • Qualifiers
      • Hedging
      • Manipulators



Constitutional law assignment

using library or Internet resources provide a full citation for each of the following items:


  1. Maryland statute that defines what is considered to be a public record that must be made available to the public upon request.


  1. The pre-World War I opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court holding, on re-argument, that a federal income tax was unconstitutional.


  1. The federal statute authorizing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to make payments to states for the value of materials stockpiled near federal highway construction projects in conformity with the project specifications.


  1. The federal joint regulation of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Department of Commerce, identifying the factors for listing, delisting, or reclassifying endangered species.


  1. Maryland administrative regulations specifying the licensure process for real estate agents.


  1. The local ordinance in your municipality governing noise.


  1. The most recent opinion of marylands highest appeals court describing the extent to which the state constitution requires that the power of eminent domain be exercised only for a public use.


  1. A recent federal trial court decision in your federal district describing the standard for summary judgment in federal court.


  1. A law-review article published within the past five (5) years about libel law and political campaign advertisements.


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