FORENSIC/THERAPEUTIC PROFILING

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Advanced Statement Analysis
Special interest Article;
Anthony J. Iantosca, BCFE
IAFEI
 
 
Advanced Statement Analysis
Detecting Deception
 
Paul Grice's Conversational Maxims
 
To better understand how people deceive each other in an oral or written statement, it would help for people to understand how a typical conversation works. Paul Grice is a famous scholar, noted that all conversations follow a basic set of rules, people use to express themselves.
Paul Grice's rules called "maxims" are at work every time we talk to someone. Without these rules conversations would be impossible to have.
What are the implicit rules we follow when talking to others?
 
Maxim of Quantity
 
Make sure your contribution to the conversation as informative as necessary.
Do not make your contribution to the conversation more informative than necessary.    
 
Maxim of Quality
 
Do not say what you believe to be false.
Do not say that for which you lack adequate evidence.
 
Maxim of Relevance
 
Be relevant (say things related to the current topic of the conversation).
 
 
Maxim of Manner
 
Avoid obscurity of expression
Avoid ambiguity
Be brief (avoid unnecessary wordiness).
Be orderly
 
As can be seen, Grice's rules are important, we follow these rules when we want to be explicitly clear and direct.
We also exploit these four basic rules when people are trying to deceive each other. There are many ways to lie, a direct blatant lie (most people try to avoid a bold faced lie, especially when facts can be easily checked). Weaving a lie within a truthful statement, lying by omission.
Most times than not people will lie by omission, this lie does not make people feel as guilty. Since they are telling you some truth but leave out a few details.

                                                "Remember a half truth is a whole lie." 

If I can help you when you are trying to detect deception, I will be happy to work with you.
My EX. is 01155

                                                      Anthony Iantosca, BCFE
 
 
 
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