Written Statement Analysis

Statement Analysis is the process of examining a person's words to determine exactly what the person is saying. This includes determining if the person is being truthful or deceptive, discovering additional information within the statement, and seeing if the person is withholding any information. Generally what a person says, inadvertently or not, is generally what he means.
Statement Analysis is based on three things:

1. Choice of Words and Synonyms

2. Syntax and Grammar

Choice of Words and Synonyms

An individual giving a statement about "his little boy", his "child", "kid", "son", etc. has different meanings as function of the context. Interchanging words, e.g., "pistol", "revolver", "handgun", "weapon", "sidearm", "gun" is significant in trying to arrive at the truth. The above are two examples.

Overall analysis time per case for a three minute recording is 20 minutes. Results are normally provided within 48 hours, and in urgent cases, we will provide the analysis in 24 hours or less.

Rules of Grammar

A portion of the Statement Analysis techniques are based on the rules of grammar. For example, if a person is describing an incident he is required to use past tense language. It does not matter if it occurred 10 minutes ago or 10 years ago, the person must describe the incident speaking in the past tense. Deceptive people who are making up a story will sometimes use present tense language. The switching from singular to plural, use of possessive pronouns, e.g., "my car", "a car", "the car" are all significant in making credibility determinations.

At the Nemesysco Service Center, we address ourselves to the written statement as well. Often we will have both a verbal statement and a written statement. This allows us to perform the two operations simultaneously and provide a result with a higher degree of accuracy.