ep190 [pt2] Written Statements-Investigative Psychological Approach


Handwriting is more than a personality-type indicator. Handwriting is brain writing; the communication transaction concludes with a tangible time-stamped view of a person’s inner thoughts and emotions

Twenty Reasons why to use handwriting as a supplement to pre-employment screens, interviewing for internal positions, forensic interviews, recruiting screens, and investigations.

  1. Dr. Doscher’s method …is noninvasive
  2. …is a screening tool for truthful and deceptive statements.
  3. …recognizes and differentiates truth and deception from the truth and cognitive load.
  4. …is not a subjective analysis based on correlations.
  5. …is an individualized, measurable analysis, specific to the person writing the statement.
  6. …is an analytical screening method.
  7. …is brain activity on paper.
  8. …is not language specific; it has been tested in 5 languages!
  9. …addresses the unpredictable nature of human behavior.
  10. …presents a time-stamped, tangible representation of a person’s cognitive responses.
  11. …indirectly measure of neuro-psychological responses.
  12. …is applied before initial interviews/interrogations.
  13. …statements may be written on lined or unlined paper, with a pen or a pencil.
  14. …statements may be written in cursive or print.
  15. …baselines are obtained simultaneously with the written statement.
  16. … is not tolerant to manipulative behaviors, found in sex offenders and repeat criminals.
  17. …results are not race or gender dependent.
  18. …results are based on intra-subject ratios.
  19. …samples are not compared or based on other subjects’ behaviors.
  20. …results are presented as court-ready documents.

Full description and explanation during the full audio podcast


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Michelle Doscher, PhD has 25+ years combined experience in various areas of investigative work, encompassing chemical analyses, crime scene investigations, expert testimony, research and development, forensic interviewing, and instruction/training.


 

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About the Author
Darren is a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and criminal investigations. He currently serves as an investigator for the Crawford County Missouri coroner’s office. He holds credentials as an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff’s Training Academy, has served as president of the Missouri Medical Examiners and Coroners Association, and is certified and credentialed in numerous fields of investigation. He holds the position of lead instructor and facilitator for the Coroner Talk™ community as he speaks and writes in the area of death investigation and scene management.

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