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I always say, "Everyone lies." In law and law enforcement this is a sad fact. However, a colleague said, "Really, everyone wants to tell the truth," and gave me this book. He's a seasoned law enforcement officer, and I recommend this book for anyone that deals with interrogation or interviewing (civil, criminal, journalism, investigation). It's fascinating for anyone who wants a little insight on human nature. People do love to tell the truth, they love to confess. They don't always want to give ...more
Excellent book as an introduction into statement analysis. I have found statement analysis to compliment my skill of understanding human behaviour. Especially at work where conference calls are now the norm, statement analysis is a great skill to help you navigate and understand people's desires and intentions.
The first half of the book does a good job explaining active listening and the various mistakes that trip up liars. The second half of the book is the author showing examples of lying using famous cases. It seemed too easy to sit back and analyze these cases