Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy

Satellite Training Course Announcements

Listed below are available satellite training classes.  Classes are listed in alphabetical order. Students may be registered by contacting the appropriate responsible person at the specific satellite agency. The contact information is provided with each training class in the course descriptions below.

Course Details

Statement Analysis

Category : Specialized Training
Where : Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy
When : September 14-17, 2020
Description :
Time: 0700-1545

Kim Wright served as a Deputy United States Marshal from 1993 to 1996 and retired in 2018 from the FBI as a Special Agent. During her tenure with the FBI, her investigations into narcotics, gangs, cold case homicides, and crimes against children had direct impact on communities, local and national. She was highly accomplished and recognized by her local law enforcement partners and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Course Description:
Statement Analysis is the structured examination of an individual’s verbatim words for the purpose of conducting a more in-depth interview. This course is designed to provide investigators with a structured method of examining verbal and written communication. Students will develop specific linguistic tools and strategies to use in analyzing the oral and written words provided by employees, applicants, witnesses, victims and suspects.

Within the law enforcement context, Statement Analysis is used as an investigative tool to gain insight into an individual’s thoughts, motivations and ideas. Statement Analysis is also used to assist in the recognizing veracity and detecting areas of possible deception. Students will participate in practical problems designed to use the tools presented during the course. These tools will give insight into a statement and, in criminal cases, enhance the prospects of gaining confessions through the amplification of the statement. In addition to practical problems, instructional methods include case studies, demonstrations and group discussion.

Student are welcome to bring written statements from investigations to the course for group analysis, with individual Department/Agency approval if required. Identifying information contained in statement(s) should be sanitized.

In-Service: Law Enforcement, Jailor/Custodial, and Court Security/Civil Process

Credit Hours: 32 Career Development

Max: 25