Interrogation Techniques in the Criminal Procedure
The techniques of distinguishing lies and the truth have been closely examined by Dave Zulawski, the coordinator of Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates the worldwide famous training center for interrogation. Dave Zulawski makes the major emphasis on the body language, voice peculiarities and other physiological distinctions in order to identify the measure of a persons sincerity. In his discussion with the Fox News Chicago Dave showed the way lies are identified in the process of investigation on the example of the Rod Blagojevich and issue both of these political leaders have consistently been trying to prove they are right, but the indicators of insincerity in their conduct.
The video starts with the basic principles on which the organization of Zulawski grounds their activity: an erratic movement, a shift of eyes, exaggerated gestures everything can give a hint to the investigator that the person is withholding something (To Tell the Truth, 2009). When asked by the interviewer what he is looking for in the videos that are studied, Zulawski replied that it is not only the body language and intonation, there are other things to be considered, for example, subtle changes and inaccuracies in the persons character and conduct (To Tell the Truth, 2009).
The point is illustrated by a fragment from the interview with the Senator Roland Burris saying that he feels terrific because he is in the right and he has nothing to get nervous about. Zulawski notices that Burris consistently shakes his head no while saying yes, showing the incongruence between his words and his attitude to them. Zulawski also admits that sometimes a person will be saying yes and shaking their head no, and there is a contradiction of the physical emblem of no (To Tell the Truth, 2009).
One more fragment from the case with Rod Blagojevich and Senator Roland Burris is commented by Zulawski the piece is about Blagojevich trying to justify himself and saying that he hadnt done anything bad. When he says it hadnt happened, all he is saying is I hadnt completed the process, this means to me that something was going to happen and got interrupted (To Tell the Truth, 2009).
Finally, an important remark of Zulawski worth everyones attention is that it is much harder to distinguish the lie of a political person as they are used to lying and accept a lie as a norm of their speech and behavior. For that reason they become less emotional while saying a lie and of a lie that would be recognized and detected by the interrogation professionals. They know they are lying, but they dont have the emotion about it (To Tell the Truth, 2009).
It is a new branch of studies that Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates undertake; however, it is surely an important breakthrough in the procedures of interrogation and questioning that has an enormous potential. For this reason the studies should be continued and are likely to yield surprisingly good results.