Friday, December 2, 2016

Katelyn Markham Interview: Part 4

Live Discussion: Madeleine McCann Disappearance Today

Today at 12PM Eastern Time (NY Time), 5PM London time,  we will host a Q & A Discussion on the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. 

This will be by invitation link to "Go To Meeting" and will allow for  both Question and Answers about:

Analysis of the case;

Statement Analysis principles and training opportunities.

Please go early to see if you need to download the app for your iPhone or Android device.  The room will open 90 minutes before start time.  

New Meeting 
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST 
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States +1 (872) 240-3412 

Access Code: 302-877-197 

For more on learning:  Hyatt Analysis Services and search on "Training Services"  

Also see:  

"Wise As a Serpent; Gentle As a Dove"  for more learning about Statement Analysis and how it is used in cases.  

Submission of questions and comments is done in writing, and using a headset for the audio is quite helpful for quiet listening.  

A display screen will be up of various statements made by the family including transcripts of interview analysis.  

Where one intends to deceive, analysis can highlight this.  

The live discussion will be approximately 2 hours in length and should allow for the various view points and challenges to be made.  

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Understanding Training Opportunities

The analysis of a McCann interview generated much interest in training.  Here are some things to consider:

                  There is no substitute for formal training. 

 As iron sharpens iron, so it is that new student analysts are always pleasantly surprised what team training holds.  Between 6 and 12 professionals work together for a common goal.  They are not competing with one another; they are working together, supporting each other, while inputing:

creativity --
inquisitive questioning 
self restraint 

Some of these traits,  are often more pronounced in female analysts than males, requiring us to be:

natural and balanced.  This is especially necessary in Anonymous Author Identification as well as psycho-linguistic profiling.  

Those given to the deception propaganda known as 'political correctness' cannot do this work and maintain illogic or absurdity as a narrative. It is an assault on critical thinking by elevating emotion above reason.  In analysis, we seek truth, not something that will help elect anyone.    

Analysts often find a 'disassociation" that takes place over time, as focus upon truth versus deception trumps opinion.  The more this is done (frequency) over the passage of time, the more focus continues with all else becoming 'shadows' of disinterest or afterthought.  

The training is "guided training" meaning a facilitator is there to correct and challenge.  The end result comes from intense scrutiny, observation and the free exchange of ideas; all based upon principle.  They work live cases in which the outcome will have significance.  This is a driving passion for them and to do this work, they must have a strong sense of humility.  

Humility allows for correction.  
Filming ABC's "20/20" October 2016 

Analysis work also brings personalities to the surface, including the dangerous unresolved issues in our lives.  We all face trauma and we all have issues in life.   Suspicious people, perhaps so by trauma, do very poorly in this work unless (or until) they confront the root cause, which some have successfully done.  

Some have gone to a certain point, but no further, for fear of being wrong, rather than embracing and celebrating correction.  

As we work through a statement, we are continually and unashamedly "wrong" with most corrections coming directly from the statement, itself.  We tether ourselves to principle and, in our first "go round" of analysis, refuse to speculate.  Once our conclusion is finished, we go for our level of analysis, as we allow the statement to reveal:

The author's background
The author's experiences in life
The author's priority for writing the statement 
The author's personality type or dominant traits.  

When these four elements are known, threat assessment accuracy follows.  

When statement analysis concludes with a strong description of a personality type,  and the court's psychological evaluation later affirms the statement analysis, it is something special.  

When a police officer is promoted from patrol due to his knowledge in Statement Analysis, the reward is shared by all the analysts.  

When a conviction, or, as is more frequent, a confession (admission) is obtained, and justice is procured, there is an emotional satisfaction that can last for years. 

When the analysis of a statement is opposed to the polygraph result and the subject confesses, the analysts who 'stayed the course' did so only because the statement 'demanded' it.  

When the FBI thwarts a terrorist attack, media yawns, but those who worked diligently to penetrate into the minds of the Islamic killers, have great reason to rejoice; so deeply, that it makes all the sacrifices worth while.  

So it is when justice is obtained for victims silenced by murderers for those who began the case "knowing" from the words:

Who did it
When he did it
How he did it
Why he did it

Consider the confidence one has going into an investigation already knowing these details.  


Certification value is found in the work that we do.  

It takes dedication, consistency , hard work and it takes time, but one of the most exciting aspects of training comes through the support that is part of every package:  12 months. 

What does this mean?

It means that ever step of the journey is guided and proofed.  This begins by reducing error but eventually expands into content analysis.  

In the first month of training, should an investigator have a statement, he or she now has the support of professionals who will make sure no errant report is submitted.  

Tuition and Seminar Costs are here

For those who love to work 'fast', the mantra is to slow down.  
For those who are willing to embrace repetition, success will follow.  

Online Live Monthly Training  

The monthly training is offered to those enrolled in training, and a 25% discount is given for a year's subscription.  Should a busy schedule mean missing a session, the analyst can add a month on, or can attend another session.  This is where all the learning done comes together for testing, proving, correcting, and finally, leading to professional success.  Different time zones are recognized and when you enroll in a training, you may expect the general pattern to be that training is held on the same day for you each month, to help planning. 

This training is confidential.  The results belong to the police department that requested the analysis.  They are never published, even after adjudication.  The reward for the successful work is deep and it is private.  

For individuals who are self-motivated, taking the course at home allows for the vital repeated listening of lectures, whereas the seminars allow for Q &A, as correction during the training. 

The best way to reverse the 'dulled listening' is through MP3s of the lecture being repeated. This will help lead to "discourse analysis" or spotting signals of deception in live conversation.  

 "Wise as a Serpent; Gentle as a Dove" reviews some specific cases using analysis.  

Detecting deception is useful for so many professions, far beyond law enforcement and human resources.  

Beginning with a systematic study and immediate application strengthens one's resume and value and gives new insight into the world around us.  Judging by the assault on critical thinking in colleges, this downward trend should continue for many years.  

Regrettably, deception has become more common place in our culture than it has in centuries.  Businesses' insurance costs are extreme as exploitation via fraudulent claims are seen 'favorably' in courts as "victim status" is granted to thieves.  

Today, the overwhelming majority of Americans and Europeans state that main stream or corporate media is untrustworthy.  Journalists training in Statement Analysis can serve our dire need for truth in reporting. 

Therapists, psychologists, social workers and other professionals within the social services realm may receive CEU's for their licensing renewal requirements, from the University of Maine, while implementing their new and growing skills in their work.  

Katelyn Markham Interview: Part 3

For training opportunities:   Hyatt Analysis Services

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Anonymous Letter Analysis

Analysts sometimes debate the "height" of statement analysis. 

Is it the psycho-linguistic profile that matches the actual psychological evaluation, or is it in the Anonymous Author Identification process where the subject's identity emerges within the anonymous threatening letter. 

The former allows for the investigator to have a strong strategy for the interview and interrogation, knowing not only what happened and where deception exists, but knowing the background and personality type of the subject to use to obtain a confession or admission. 

Here is a letter from "Americans for a Better Way" that the terrorist designate "CAIR" is demanding investigation by the FBI. 

What can we tell from the analysis of the letter?

In assessing a threat, we look to "know" the one making the threat.  This is the best way to gauge the level of threat made in an anonymous letter. 

This anonymous letter does not pose a serious challenge to learn something about the identity of the author. 

What do you see in the language that helps reveal the author?

post your findings in the comments section. 

For formal training, at home or in a seminar, see Hyatt Analysis Services for opportunities.  

Katelyn Markham Interview: Part Two

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Katelyn Markham: Taken Too Soon Interview Part One

Katelyn Markham went missing at age 22 and public statements made by her fiancé' John Carter showed deception about what happened to her. 

This is from the documentary, "Taken Too Soon."  

If you wish for training in detecting deception, please visit Hyatt Analysis Services here.  

Besides seminars we offer at home training in a thorough Statement Analysis Course, as well as opportunities for Advanced Training, certification and ongoing live trainings.  

Abdul Razak Ali Artan Statement

An Islamic  terrorist at Ohio State University wounded eleven people when he rammed a car into a crowd of pedestrians before jumping out and stabbing passersby with a butcher’s knife. 
Officer Alan Horujko shot the attacker dead in less than a minute.
Media was quick to denounce the "gun violence." 

“We are very fortunate that an OSUPD officer was there and took 

quick action,” Police Chief Craig Stone told the media. 
Six people were hit by the car and five suffered stab wounds. 

One of the principles of statement analysis is to believe the subject. 
 This plays well in court when challenged on the stand.  Attorneys love to attack believing that detecting deception has to do with unjust and unwarranted suspicion.  They are often baffled when they hear the opposite.  

Under a deposition, I recently testified, "I believed him.  I believed everything he told me."

The attorney was startled into silence.  

"Do you always believe what people tell you ?"

I knew what he was searching for.


Since he was silent, I thought it best to be silent too.  When an attorney takes to lecturing me in court, I do not speak.  He then demands a response. 

I always say, "Your honor, I did not hear a question." 

The transcripts are read back and, sure enough, there is no question to be answered. 

I believe people. 

 I believe what they tell me. 

They have to talk me out of believing them.  This is how deception detection is done. 

 Statistics show that people rarely tell a lie.  They do, but it is rare.  

In the above case, I went on to testify that the assailant in an attempted murder,  did not,  in the several hour interview, say he didn't do it.  
                    "If he can't say, I won't say it for him."

Recently in analyzing a Questionnaire, the subject, a job applicant,  was asked,

"Is everything here and on your application the truth?"

The subject wrote, "yes."   This is all that is required.  

The Questionnaire continues:  If you answered 'yes' to the above question, please tell us why you should be believed."

He wrote, "You shouldn't.  You can't tell if someone is lying..."

  From there he went on to advise on how to detect deception. 

When he told me that I should not believe him, I followed his advice.
 I urge law enforcement and human resource professionals to do the same. 
"When someone advises you not to believe them, take their advice."  

Deception takes place more than 90% of the time by withheld information rather than outright lying.  
Recently, Somalia immigrant Abdul Ali Artan took his car and attempted to run down students at Ohio State University, where students and faculty had rallied to bring in more Islamic immigrants.  
Islam is a supremacist ideology that has sexual assault designated as a reward for devout followers.  I do not discuss a Muslim.  I look at the ideology and the statement.  

He told the student newspaper, The Lantern,  in August he was worried about being visible as a Muslim "in the current environment. "

 We must consider "tacquia" as part of a context, making deception something culturally acceptable.  Listen carefully to what he says:  

I wanted to pray in the open, but I was scared with everything going on in the media.  I'm a Muslim, it's not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don't know what they're going to think, what's going to happen. But, I don't blame them. It's the media that put that picture in their heads so they're just going to have it and it, it's going to make them feel uncomfortable."

Listen to what the subject said:

"I don't blame them."

This is akin to a liar who says, "If I were you, I wouldn't believe me either..." of which I always say, "listen to his words; do not interpret, but listen.  If he allows for you to not believe him, this allowance is important to follow.  

If your daughter hears, "I wouldn't trust me if I were you" I urge fathers to affirm the manipulative love interest's words.
In a Facebook post shortly before launching Monday’s stabbing attack, Artan denounced American foreign policy and called on Washington 

to stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah.

“By Allah, we will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the 

Muslims. You will not celebrate or enjoy any holiday."

The president of the United States told us that any attempt to hinder Muslim immigration would provoke violence. 

I believe him. 

Either let them in or they will become violent.  This is what coercion looks like. It is also part of an ideology of supremacist conquest.  

Statement Analysis 101:  Believe what one tells you unless their words overwhelmingly convince you otherwise.  

The faculty and students at Ohio State University believed that those who come in with this supremacist criminal ideology will "enrich" them with "diversity" and this "diversity" will make them "stronger."

The reaction was to denounce "gun violence." 

Today, some parents are very grateful for the campus police "gun violence" that ended the jihadist knife attack at the school.

Usually, within 24 hours of a jihadist attack, we get a lecture from the terrorist designate "CAIR" condemning us for "Islamophobia."

As Abdul Razak Ali Artan said,

"I don't blame them." 

I don't blame people for being afraid of an ideology that calls for their death or forced enslavement.  

Monday, November 28, 2016

Madeleine McCann: Live Chat Q & A Friday, December 2, 2016

On Friday, December 2, at 12PM Eastern Time (NY Time), we will host a Q & A Discussion on the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. 

**Space may be limited so please reply in the comments section if you plan to attend.  If you use "Anonymous", please add a nickname to your post.  

This will be by invitation to "Go To Meeting" and will allow for  both Question and Answers about:

Analysis of the case;

Statement Analysis principles and training opportunities.

Also see:  

"Wise As a Serpent; Gentle As a Dove"  for more learning about Statement Analysis and how it is used in cases.  

New Meeting 
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST 
Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States +1 (872) 240-3412 

Access Code: 302-877-197 

Submission of questions and comments is done in writing, and using a headset for the audio is quite helpful for quiet listening.  

A display screen will be up of various statements made by the family including transcripts of interviews.  

This is also an opportunity for those who disagree with the analysis to question or counter any point made, while also allowing for reasoning of what went into the analysis. 

When the McCanns spoke publicly, it is presupposed that the audience will either believe them, or not, with some undecided. 

With Statement Analysis, we are able to give an opinion and state the reasons why we believe or disbelieve them.  

Because this form of analysis is a scientific exercise, if an error is made, the error is able to be traced and corrected; as the same data inputed should produce the same results.  Whether the work is done here in the United States, or on the other side of the world, the even application of principle should produce the same results anywhere in the world.  

Statement Analysis should always be subjected to healthy scientific scrutiny and stand upon its own merit.  

The principles applied to cases remain the same:  Where one intends communication, analysis can and should be done. 

Where one intends to deceive, analysis can highlight this.  

The live discussion will be approximately 2 hours in length and should allow for the various view points and challenges to be made.  

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Madeleine McCann Embedded Confession: Announcement

Richard Hall did an excellent job as an interviewer in the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann documentary.  

Readers here know that i embrace "Analytical Interviewing"; that is, a legally sound, non-intrusive method of interviewing a subject where no interpretation is done by the interviewer.  This means the subject interprets his or her own words for us.  

The Analytical Interview is based upon the subject's own words and allows us to "enter into" the language.  

Richard Hall went into the interview well prepared, knowledgeable, and with the purpose of seeking information.  This is not the norm in media where the 'focus' is often the interviewer, himself or herself, for the purpose of ratings.  Mr. Hall sought information in his interview and has, in my opinion, bested some professionals, including some very high paid ones.  He wanted information and fulfilled this role accurately.  Although we strongly follow the 'rules' of Analytical Interviewing in investigatory interviews, law enforcement knows that the rules are guides; not absolutes and will, when need be, interrupt, for example, the subject.  After the interview, law enforcement will enter the interrogation phase; something unique to their roles and not part of journalism. 

He came into the interview with many strong opinions on the case, but allowed me to 'allow' the parents of Madeleine McCann, to speak for themselves.  Whether this agreed with his beliefs about the case or not, he did not allow anything to interfere with this flow of information.  This is dramatically different than the propaganda or narrative driven journalism of main stream media today.  

 Mr. Hall sets a solid example for journalists interested, not in self promotion, but in information.  

                                             What's next?

Next up is the written analysis of this particular McCann interview for readers.  It will be more in depth than most blog entries, and for those interested in studying analysis, it is of value to see how we avoid interpreting a subject's words, instead, we embrace them and seek to learn why a specific word was used.  

On Thursday, December 1st, I intend to bring a team of analysts through the work, but with a singular focus:  Sexual Abuse. 

According to the words of the McCanns, Madeleine was not sold into sexual slavery but died in Portugal.  This is most evidenced in that Maddie was "beyond parental concern"; something that parents who know their child is deceased often indicate.  This is why so many thousands of people, particularly in the UK, felt strongly that the McCanns were not truthful.  Many comments reveal the line of thinking:  'the McCanns are more concerned about themselves than the child...', of which the analysis agrees. 

Was Madeleine a victim of child abuse?

This is an open question in that child abuse investigations include:

Verbal Abuse
Physical Abuse 
Emotional Abuse (which can differ from Verbal Abuse) 
 as well as the number one form of child abuse in terms of scope, "Neglect."

In all child abuse investigations, a safety "assessment" is made.  Regardless of the allegation, all aspects of child abuse are explored, including:

Sexual Abuse:  Doors and Lights 

In statement analysis, the topic of sexual abuse is so broad that it requires not only competent study, research and application, but advanced work as well.  

We do not interpret:  we listen. 

We also ask, "why?"

"I opened the door, turned on the light, and there she was."   

John Ramsey on the discovery of murdered Jonbenet Ramsey.  

First, we believe him.  

We believe he opened the door.

We believe he turned on the light. 

We believe she was there. 

We do not interpret or assign any alternative meaning to the words.  

We do ask "why?" in our analysis.  

Why did he need to tell us that he opened the door?
Why did he need to tell us that he turned on the light?

The "Law of Economy" says he could have simply said, "I found her in the basement."  

Instead, before the 'finding', we have two distinct and unnecessary inclusions:  

"door" and "lights."

Decades of research has found an association between the unnecessary use of these words and sexual activity, including childhood sexual abuse. 

It is not difficult to understand why. 

Here is a short lesson:


If a child is sexually abused in her home, in her own bed, and by a trusted adult, the trauma is more severe than we currently understand.  

The heightened hormonal alert can sometimes leave imprinted sensory descriptions upon the brain that stay with the victim her (or his) entire life.  

Consider repeat sexual abuse of a child where the child has a distinct and hormonally elevated memory of the sound of a door opening.  

The child will suffer.  This can be anything from self-destructive promiscuity to compromised immune system to un or underdeveloped brain processing, to...self loathing, substance abuse and a life time of hyper vigilance and night terrors.  

The child will suffer. 

Some will go on to reoffend.  

Others may become "failure to protect" parents, while the vast majority of them become extremely protective; sometimes to the detriment of the child's development.  

The "door" is remembered by the brain and will, at times, unnecessarily enter the language.  

We do not interpret the "door" as something other than a door:  We ask "why" the subject used it and we explore for possible child sexual abuse: 

his own, as a victim, or possibly as a predator.  

Since "doors", when used unnecessarily in a statement, is sometimes linked to childhood sexual abuse, we next look at the word "light" in the same way. 

The word "light" expresses energy and we find it, when used unnecessarily, as a possible signal of sexual activity.  

When someone writes, "I turned off the light and went to sleep", we see the action of turning off a light as not necessary to say.  We then seek to learn why the subject felt the need to tell us the light was turned off and we sometimes find:

it is due to a negative sexual experience; sometimes impotency or rejection.  

In John Ramsey's statement, we find that in the murder of a little girl who was in a "sexualized environment", was a bed wetter, and who had been treated for repeat urinary tract infections, two indications of sexual activity (including one child sexual abuse specific) in one sentence.  

We then look at other statements by the parents to learn more about this.  

                                      Analysis Assistance

We often find, particularly in a confession or admission, that the subject is now willing to "help" us learn.  This is one of the most marvelous educational opportunities any analyst can experience:

The subject's commentary on your analysis.  

I first experienced this years ago in a case of theft where a suspect was cleared by a well experienced law enforcement investigator.  

She had allowed for her person and vehicle to be searched and was cooperative with the investigation, including a thorough interview.  

The officer was convinced she "didn't do it" to the point where he was angry at the analysis.  This was my first encounter with "junk science" (also said about polygraph, voice stress analysis) from within law enforcement.  

He did not want to do a joint interview and declined the analysis before he interviewed her, calling upon his decades of experience instead. 

The statement she had written showed not only the theft, but the time of the theft, the mechanisms of the theft and her motive. 

I interviewed her twice.  

It is in the follow up interview that we get our most confessions or admissions.  (An admission is a confession without moral responsibility.  In this case, she admitted the theft, but denied it was immoral to do so as she felt justified).  

After the admission, I asked her if she would "take me through" the analysis.  

It was amazing.  

When, for example, she wrote, "did my work assignment" without the dropped pronoun, she told me, "Well, actually I didn't do it.  I went out for a smoke, instead."  

Where she wrote, "I sat down with the supervisor" she confirmed:

a.  "sat" as body posture was added as she was very tense;
b.  "with" showed the distance between them:  they strongly disagreed about work hours
c.  "the supervisor" is a strong signal of a "bad relationship" between them.  She said, "I can't stand her!"

When it came time to show her the exact moment of the theft and how she did it, she was amazed and confirmed it. 

I finally asked her,

"How did you fool the investigator?"

She said it was "easy" and that she cried a little and he did most of the talking.  She said it was like "he did the work for me." 

In Analytical Interviewing, we not only let the subject do 80% or more of the talking, we do our best to use only the subject's words, avoiding introducing any new words.  

Interestingly enough, local law enforcement refused to believe she had admitted the theft.

I had her put it in writing.  

The twist of fate?

The original investigator had to deliver the court summons.  He was not pleased.  

A subject who admits or confesses is a golden opportunity for personal growth for an investigator.  It increases resolve, confidence in the analysis, true enough, but much more, it broadens his understanding of how powerful this tool is.  

For training at home, or through hosting a seminar, please go to Hyatt Analysis Services.  

This is for police, journalists, human resource professionals, therapists, and so many other professions where detecting deception is needed.  

We offer tuition payment plans, as well as an automatic 12 months of e-support:  your work is "proofed."

Everyone makes mistakes.  If you are formally trained, you are given the opportunity for precise correction of the error, while in study, and will learn how to spot error, and where to key in on missing information.  

With this support, you will never submit an errant report or opinion, if you have your work checked by other professionals.  

This is key to learning.  

Stay tuned. 

I hope to publish analysis and findings on Friday, December 2nd, 2016, as we continue to study the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, and sift through the deception offered by the parents.