Monday, April 30, 2012

Paul Ekman @ EQ Summit

Paul Ekman EQ Summit from RocheMartin on Vimeo.


Enhanced Interrogation Techniques on 60 Minutes


Friday, April 20, 2012

Micro Expressions and Bigfoot


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

i-Sight to Host Free Webinar on Detecting Deception During Investigation Interviews

In a free one-hour webinar, expert investigator Don Rabon will share his strategies for detecting deception during investigation interviews.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
i-Sight Software has announced that it will host a free webinar outlining how to detect deception during investigation interviews. The webinar, “Detecting Deception: Investigation Interviewing Skills,” will be held on Thursday April 26th at 2pm EDT and will be led by expert investigator, author, instructor and CFE, Don Rabon.

The consequences of missing the mark during investigation interviews can be dire, no matter who is doing them. A poorly conducted interrogation can spark a lawsuit, cause an innocent person to lose a job or go to jail, or put a company into bankruptcy. So it’s important that those who are required to do interviews have the weapons they need to do them well. One of the most important weapons available to an investigator is the ability to detect deception.

“Everybody wants to know how to spot a liar, but the ability to detect deception is an especially important skill for investigators,” says Joe Gerard VP of Sales and Marketing at i-Sight. “We are thrilled to have Don Rabon on board for this webinar and are looking forward to hearing his strategies for getting at the truth. His extensive background in investigations and experience with high-level interrogations make him the ideal expert to share this kind of in-depth knowledge,” says Gerard.

“Once the interviewee begins to talk, the interviewer must be able to detect deception,” says Rabon. “The form of the deception and the specific elements of deception have to be identified.” These are the skills investigators need to conduct effective investigations. “And like any other skill, the more we practice, the better we get,” he says.
During the webinar, Rabon will teach attendees: 
  • How to identify the forms of the deception
  • How to determine where and how an interviewee is being deceptive
  • The importance of words and how the language we use changes when we lie
  • How to tell the difference between what subjects say and what they really mean
To register for the webinar, click here.

About Don Rabon, CFE
Don Rabon, CFE, author, speaker, instructor and former investigative director, has more than 34 years of experience conducting training in interviewing techniques, detecting deception and investigative disclosure analysis. Rabon is the author of many books, including Interviewing and Interrogation 2nd Edition and Fraud Related Interviewing. Rabon is retired from the North Carolina Justice Academy, North Carolina Department of Justice, where he served as Deputy Director.
Rabon has provided instruction and investigative assistance to investigators in 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Belgium, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, Ireland, Trinidad, Barbados and England. He has also trained federal, state, and local criminal justice personnel; NATO counterintelligence personnel; and private sector investigative, audit, and corporate security personnel.
About i-Sight
Based in Ottawa, Canada, i-Sight ( is a leading provider of web-based investigative case management software. For organizations wrestling with the increasing cost, complexity, risk and volume of internal investigations, i-Sight can improve the efficiency of existing resources through adaptive case management.
i-Sight can free your investigators from secretarial work, allowing them to spend more time investigating. An optimized investigative process built on the i-Sight case management platform gives you the freedom to focus on investigations and identifying trends to reduce future risk. i-Sight customers typically eliminate 25-50% of an investigator’s administrative burden and deliver more polished and consistent investigative reports in minutes instead of days or weeks.
For information and breaking news related to corporate investigations, visit the company blog at .


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

New Research: Liars Raise Eyebrows in Surprise and Smile Slightly

While liars were betrayed by tiny movements that caused them to raise their eyebrows in surprised expressions and smile slightly, innocent people tended to furrow their brow in genuine "expressions of distress" , the researchers found. 

A person's lack of control over their facial expressions meant genuine feelings could be differentiated from fake emotion, they said. Most humans , according to them, can control lower face muscles to talk or eat but those in the upper face are difficult to manipulate and can spark involuntary behaviour. 

"Our research suggests that muscles of the face are not under complete conscious control and certain muscles are likely to betray the liar," Dr Leanne ten Brinke, who led the study, said.

 "Facial cues are an important , but often ignored, aspect of credibility assessments where an emotional issue is in question. Cues to emotional deception are likely to occur when the underlying emotion a liar is attempting to mask, is strong."

Monday, April 2, 2012

Paul Ekman on Evolution and the Inescapability of Emotions