Course: The Words Have It
This course specializes in linguistic – word – analysis (assessing veracity through analyzing the spoken and written word). The student only needs to have a basic knowledge of the English language. With that basic knowledge, through a full or half day training, your investigators/staff will have applicable real world skills that will greatly assist in detecting deception. The skills can be used in all aspects of life from professional to personal relationships. But most importantly the skills can assist in developing and maintaining honest employees and working with quality vendors.
This course provides the new or experienced investigator with insight into how specific words are used in statements and ways the investigator can analyze and exploit these words in assessing the veracity of the statement. By the end of the full course the student will have tangible skills to help assess veracity and glean motivations from the subject’s words. A valuable tool in an investigator’s arsenal of investigative techniques.
This course is normally offered in a four or eight-hour block depending on the level of depth desired by the student. Both courses are designed to give the student or experienced investigator a working knowledge and practical skills they can apply to their daily work.
Presenter: Joseph DeAngelo
Joe DeAngelo, a 26-year law enforcement professional, recently retired from the Colorado Attorney General’s Office with 20 years as a criminal investigator at the local, state and federal level. Mr. DeAngelo specialized in public corruption, child sex abuse investigations and crimes against the elderly and disabled. Mr. DeAngelo has two master’s degrees and a graduate certificate in Human Development (forensic psychology research emphasis), Criminal psychology, and Child sex offender behavioral characteristics.
Mr. DeAngelo has also been an adjunct professor at Regis University where he instructed numerous graduate level courses related to criminal/forensic psychology along with scores of presentations at local, state and national conferences related to all manner and variety of training topics in criminal investigations.
The course entitled: The Words Have It, is not only applicable to almost any field of investigations, it is a highly entertaining block of training that can be used in nearly all aspects of life. The course is presented in either half or full-day blocks. He has presented to numerous investigative groups including:
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Colorado Homicide Investigators Association
Colorado State Adult Protective Services
Denver Department of Human Services
Mr. DeAngelo is also available for consultation on specific cases to assist your investigations.
Please contact us for further information.