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Tier Talk: How to determine whether you are reading the truth

Are there any tricks that can help you determine if the statement you are reading is false?

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Have you ever read a report and found yourself asking, “is this the truth?” Are there any tricks that can help you determine if the statement you are reading is false?

Today on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi sits in with Mark McClish and discusses “statement analysis.” Listen in as they discuss the tricks of the trade that can aid any investigator in the effort to find the truth.

Mark McClish was in federal law enforcement for 26 years. He started his law enforcement career in 1983 with the Secret Service Uniformed Division where he was assigned to protect the White House.

In 1985, he was hired by the U.S. Marshals Service and served as a Deputy U.S. Marshal in Springfield, Illinois. In 1990, he was promoted to an instructor position at the U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy. For nine years, he served as the lead instructor on interviewing techniques. Mark used this time to conduct research on deceptive statements. Based on his findings, he created the Statement Analysis techniques for detecting deception in a verbal and written statement.

Mark left the Training Academy in 1999 and took a position as a Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal in Greenville, North Carolina. He retired from the Marshals Service in 2009 and started Advanced Interviewing Concepts. His company provides interviewing skills training and assists investigators in analyzing statements. Mark currently gives presentations on his Statement Analysis techniques throughout the U.S. He is the author of the books I Know You Are Lying and Don’t Be Deceived.

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