How to Spot a Fraud

“53 per cent of resumes and job applications contain falsifications.”–The Society of Human Resource ManagersPeople will often lie when telling the truth won’t get them what they want, such as a job or promotion. That means that your new hire could be a potential liability.Incidences of people misrepresenting themselves are commonplace, and the consequences...

A Woman’s Natural Defence Against Predators

Written by Laura-Lee Walker, private investigator The way women experience safety is different than a man in the frequency and range of triggers, and intensity in how a woman feels in different situations. Every woman has felt it: an increase in heart rate, a flash of fear, and an anxious feeling in the chest or stomach....

Top 5 Clues Your Spouse is Cheating

“There are almost always clues, because it’s a complicated thing—mentally, physically and emotionally—so it requires a lot of adjustments to pull off.”–Dr. Jenn Oikle Take it from a sleuth who’s seen a gamut of cheaters. This is an insider’s guide in giving you a typical profile of a cheating spouse.It will help you connect the...

The Psychology of Fraud

“It only takes one. One person, who appeared funny and smart and fully capable of doing the job they were hired for – until one morning employees discovered that person had defrauded the company for years.”–Dr. Joan Pastor, clinical psychologist The employee, in the above scenario, stole almost all of the company’s electronic equipment, vanished...

Using Statement Analysis to Detect Deception

“Statement Analysis is the most accurate way of determining if a person is lying in a verbal or written statement.”–Mark McClish, owner of Advanced Interviewing ConceptsMark McClish coined the term “Statement Analysis” which is a technique used to determine if a person is lying by analyzing a verbal or written statement.He is a retired Deputy United...

The Art of Hostage Negotiations

“Hostage negotiation is all about psychology, and successful crisis negotiators are among the most skilled practical psychologists I’ve ever met.”–Dr. Laurence Miller, clinical and forensic psychologist There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes during a hostage negotiation, such as in recent news where 10 women were freed in Syria in a hostage deal. How...