Forensic Statement Analysis
Criminal Investigations | Corporate Investigations | High Stakes Job Applicants | Government Investigations | Internal Investigations | Media–News/Entertainment
Want to glean more information about a suspect, client or potential employee?
3 steps to the truth
Send My Alcomy a recording, transcript or written statement.
We'll analyse it and send you an in-depth report, highlighting areas of concern and potential deception, and additional hidden information about your suspect/case.
You, as the investigator, use the new, specific, information to conduct further lines of inquiry–to guide you to the truth.
What can we determine from statement analysis?
- Whether information is withheld
- Red flags indicating possible deception
- Hints towards the truth
- Preferences–likes and dislikes (for example, dislike of a specific individual)
- Personality traits
- Contradictions and deviation from baseline
- Emotion within context–or lack of it
- Potential involvement of others
- Stalling for time
- Information avoidance
- New lines of investigation or questioning
What is statement analysis?
Just like nonverbal communication/body language analysis, statement analysis is not a tool for detecting deception. Anyone who tells you otherwise is being deceptive.
It can, however, be used as a guide to get to the truth–in a similar way that nonverbal communication analysis can. Both techniques are simply investigative tools that can reveal a host of hidden information, highlight areas in which to investigate further and produce investigative questions.
The two tools can be used together for additional insight and a more robust analysis. My Alcomy offers both of these services.
Statement analysis is sometimes called investigative discourse analysis or scientific content analysis.
How does statement analysis work?
Statement analysis involves detailed analysis of spoken words or a written statement, to glean additional information and highlight areas of concern.
It narrows down on word choice, structure and content of statements. It looks at the use of tense, unusual or unique words, nouns, verbs, pronouns, the order of words/structure–to name just some.
A large amount of hidden information can be discovered.
Like with nonverbal communication analysis, the information is there, you just need to know how to find it. Let us help you with our unique combined skill set...