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Leaking the Truth: Behavioral Analysis and Dynamic Interviewing Techniques
posted August 4, 2023 11:46 AM

CLASS: Leaking the Truth: Behavioral Analysis and Dynamic Interviewing Techniques

Cost: $175

Date: Friday, October 6th, 2023 8a-4p

Location: Madison Police Training Center - 5702 Femrite Drive, Madison, WI 53718

To Register: Contact Bruce Jacobs -


Imagine being able to know what people are really thinking and feeling, or what their wordsreally mean. Imagine being able to use scientifically proven techniques and clues to get to the truth in eitheryour personal or professional life.


Behavior and language are in our DNA. Our brains tell us that we are not supposed to lie. When we do, micro expressions, body gestures, voice/verbiage changes and baseline behaviors are all affected. This is due to a conflict between cognitive thinking and emotional feelings. This causes leakage or clues of deception. Humans are unable to control most of these reactions and with the right training, you can begin to spot the clues of deception or true emotion. These are critical skills to recognize what witnesses, suspects, co-workers, oreven salesmen are really thinking and feeling.

Objectives: Students will see examples of micro expressions, body gestures, voice inflections and verbiage changes. Detailed, in-depth and hands on. Students will do their own writing sample to analyze, will be assigned actual videos to analyze and actual statements to mark up and do a "Scientific Content Analysis." They will use Statement Analysis along with (SCAN) Scientific Content Analysis. The students will take part in mock interviews and through classroom discussions, will reveal the signs of deception and truth that was leaked. Students will recognize baseline behaviors and develop a standard of routine questioning which prompts and emotional response.



Bruce Jacobs is a 30-year retired veteran of the Manitowoc Police Department. His career includes: 18 years as an SRO, 25 years as a DARE Officer, eight years on the State of Wisconsin DARE Officers Association Board and nine years as the Crime Prevention Sergeant. He serves on the Board for both Manitowoc County Crime Stoppers and Healthiest Manitowoc County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. In addition to his career with the Manitowoc Police Department and his work as a Board member, he is the owner of Advantage Driving School LLC.


Bruce has a Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice and has specific training and certifications in many fields including: CPTED, Security Surveys, Workplace Violence, Scams, Micro Expressions, Behavioral Analysis and Statement Analysis. Over the past 30 years, he has made presentations on these topics to help educate others to be aware of their surroundings and not to become a victim. These real-life topics will not only help keep you safe but to know what others are thinking as well.


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