Implications for Interviewing Psychopaths
No More Bagpipes
The Threat of the Psychopath
New Findings and Implications for Law Enforcement
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Could you please find any video or pictures (not arrest photos) of Brandon Scott Lavergne and share with me.
Many times these cases rely on evidence and strong police work; Previous criminals are the best at lying, therefore any statments or video/pics that could be used to create a baseline would be helpful.
The circumstances are a nightmare for the parents, family and friends- it is about to become worse, this story is about to break on the national scene.◦
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TROTWOOD -- Trotwood Police are looking for a woman who's been missing for nearly a month.Her name is Julie Earley. She is 50-years-old and is a type one diabetic, and needs her medication, which family members say she has not had since she's been missing.
I have a unspoken rule not to comment on open cases unless I see a series of hot spots.
"Something has happened to her it's what I believe," said Cregg Earley, Julie's husband.
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I tried to avoid this book, even though it seemed every women I knew was reading it. Because I work in publishing they were asking me about the book. I finally picked it up for the kindle and read it. There are some interesting things from a body language and psychology prospective. Most importantly there needs to be a firm warning to all readers of this book- to those that explore this in real life- there are going to be some real victims as a result of reading this book.
There are two body language actions that occur throughout the book.
Anastasia Steele has the habit of biting her lower lip subconsciously. This is fairly obvious, she does it when she is nervous.
Christian Grey has the habit of tilting his head when listening to Anastasia. This is a sign of interest. It is a good habit to have, and to fake, when others are speaking. It will earn you high marks from the speaker.
For many readers it will be their first experience with dominance and submission (also know as BDSM) which is the mutual exploration of roles, emotions and activities where one person is given full responsibility to be dominant while the other is fully submissive. It likely is also the first time for many readers to see that sexuality is not only the actual act but also as an emotion. It is not often that we can define sexuality for what it really is- both physical and emotional- BDSM's focus is more emotional than physical. All this can be fascinating, appealing, and many people will be draw to the lifestyle like a moth to the flame.
Christian Grey is a responsible Master. In the real world there are a great number of Masters who are not responsible and "get off" on the pain they inflict and the control and tethering is a means to an end, they are called sadists. If you are a sadist, of course would be drawn to BDSM. There is not a sexual serial killer that was also not a sadist that I can think of... Many, in fact, inflicted a great deal of pain on THEIR victims, often times needing to invoke negative emotions and pain to be able to become satisfied.
So how do you know that it is "safe" to enter into a dominant and submissive relationship? The fact is you never truly know. I could give you some obvious things to look out for, like is the partner manipulative already, or controlling? Unfortunately there are too many Ted Bundys out there that appear one way, then become a completely different person- when they have you exactly where they want you.
Another thing you should understand from a psychology prospective, there is always some underling reason why someone would want to enter into either of these roles. It fulfills something. It usually is not something pleasant.
Lastly, entering into a relationship like this is not something that can be sustained forever or for very long. Once the Master gains full control, he or she is likely to become bored. It is the journey not the destination. What happens when it ends? A huge void. This is why most enter into these situations for short periods of time. I know there are probably people who schedule appointments in NYC and pay thousands of dollars every Thursday or Monday afternoon to be the submissive... There are just as likely people who "cheat" emotionally, but never physically on their spouses with someone else in this fashion.
One thing I have learned over the years about people and psychology, when it comes to sex the boundaries of what is normal, is hard to find with about 10% of people. Do you need further prove, the strangest map you'll navigate is below, it is The Fetish Map of Sexuality.
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I also have a couple of warnings: (1) Don't read people and tell people what you're seeing in them. People hate it- and you become instantly creepy; (2) Be careful, if all of a sudden you are looking at everything more clearly you can become super sensitive. This can be very dangerous to yourself and all of your relationships. Recognize if at least 70% of our communication is not the words that are used- all of a sudden you could be seeing 3 times more information it can be scary- so chill out a little.
Starting to Learn: With a little investment of money and many hours of study you to will see the world differently.
Get a good body language book. I can recommend this book because it covers all the bases.
Practice, Practice, Practice. I find airports and sandwich shops (on weekday lunches) are the best places to read people. There always a electic mix of people- sometimes they are there for business, other times it is catching up with friends. Do it at least once a week, if not more. Go to parties and different events to expose yourself to different reads, notice the differences. Learn.
Get advanced micro expression training at Humintell. Get certified in microexpressions, then do it until you get a perfect score. There is no sense learning to recognize what is going on but getting it wrong. Once your perfect, keep up your skills to maintain your score by going back every so often.
Get yourself a good pair of dark or mirrored sunglasses because when you are outside you do not want to be caught starring at someone, and then stare at everyone. Think Secret Service.
The best book on lying I have come across for the non professional is this one. Memorize it. Read and skim it every so often. If you know and understand the concepts presented in this book, it is like you’ve been working as a police detective for 20+ years.
Get Subtle Expression Recognition Training at Humintell. This training examines how the core emotions can be shown on only part of the face. They occur when an emotion is first beginning. They also occur when someone is trying to suppress any sign of how they are feeling. Recognizing true feelings is important to the craft.
Detecting Deception Through Statement Analysis
People's words betray their true thoughts, and they will provide you with more information than they realize. This book will show you what to look for in verbal and written statements to determine if they are telling the truth. If you are a fan of "Lie to Me" the stuff in this book is their secret weapon that they never explain the science of, but use in every episode.
More books. These I can recommend because they are really interesting. Sure they will cover some of the concepts you already learned from the first body language book, but they have something to add, and it becomes a refresher now that you have some experience under your belt.
Step 9 (Become Advanced):
Branch out. Get more technical books. Read FBI profiler books. Check out some NLP stuff. Watch the news show that feature interrogations like 48 hours and Dateline. Watch some reality shows like the Bachelor. Read scientific articles on the latest research in the area. Play poker. Offer to interview candidates for job openings at work. Watch the news. Pay attention in meetings. Sell something to someone. Watch Lie to Me and some of the non technical crime shows are pretty good. Meet someone at a meeting or social setting. Make sure your family and friends know you care about them by using what you learned here to show them.
Some of the other items in my tool kit are:
I buy my books in pdf format, that way I can search across all the pdfs with Adobe Reader. I also have a pdf print driver so if I see something on the web I print it to a pdf file and it is part of my library. I probably have twenty books and hundreds of articles that I have collected over the years.
I have a Namesysco voice stress analyzer. It is a powerful tool but it is only one tool in the whole toolbox.
I also have several programs that help me analyze written copy.
Then for fun I have this...and now for MORE FUN, season 2 is now available for ordering...
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