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Confessions are generally motivated by a desire to reduce fear and minimize consequences. Sometimes "hard techniques" designed to intimidate or threaten a person may result in an unreliable or fabricated confession. Providing a person with justification for his/her guilty wrongdoing is the key to getting a confession. The paradigm shift in gaining intelligence involves motivating the person to provide information by developing a relationship, bond or attachment with the ...

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Confessions are generally motivated by a desire to reduce fear and minimize consequences. Sometimes "hard techniques" designed to intimidate or threaten a person may result in an unreliable or fabricated confession. Providing a person with justification for his/her guilty wrongdoing is the key to getting a confession. The paradigm shift in gaining intelligence involves motivating the person to provide information by developing a relationship, bond or attachment with the interviewer. The use of "soft techniques" can often yield more information.

In his book "Liar: The Art of Detecting Deception and Eliciting Responses", Mr. McManus offers readers tried and true methods of effective interrogation techniques. From the early history of deception through modern deception practices, Mr. McManus provides a solid foundation on which the reader can build his/her effective deception detection skills. A must read for those in law enforcement, intelligence and security communities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981585505
  • Publisher: Global Traveller LLC
  • Publication date: 4/14/2008
  • Pages: 136
  • Product dimensions: 0.29 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Excellent

    It is impressive the amount of information and examples the author has. I really like it and is working in my daily life, is not from an emotional point of view but also technical, how to detect liars and spot no matter what is your culture or the other, is something that can be seen as Universal. Great Book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    An exceptional new release!

    Mr. McManus is able to draw upon his extensive background in the field of intelligence gathering, and present it in a way that leaves the reader wanting more. The book addresses the foundations of detecting deception and information elicitation in a most successful format. Mr. McManus is able to skillfully present the concepts, and the vignettes allow the user to visualize the application of the material in an interview setting. One of the cornerstones of DDER, as communicated in the book, is cultural awareness. This topic is the framework upon which the remaining foundation is built. As professionals in our respective fields, it is essential to our success that we educate ourselves about the world around us. The art of elicitation is a highly sought after, but rare commodity. Mr. McManus conveys his mastery of this art in a book that is an absolute must read for those in the intel, law enforcement and national/homeland security fields!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2008

    Need to know!

    I have been 'interviewing' for a living for 20 years and this technique IS what works the best - day in, day out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    A must read

    Barry McManus once more displays mastership in the art of using behavior analysis to detect deception and elicit responses. I was fortunate to work with Mr. McManus for few years in this field and this book is a culmination of his life experience in successful interviewing to collect vital information. A must read for intelligence, national security, and law enforcement professionals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2008

    Important information for every investigator or interviewer

    The author demonstrates he has a wealth of knowledge on elicitation and detection of deception. The book was clearly written for anyone interested in developing skills in collecting relevant information. It serves to help readers identify and analyze behavioral clues from a multi-cultural optic. The book reads well and appears to serve as a primer to the author's course on Detecting Deception and Eliciting Responses (DDER). It left this reader wanting more information from the author in all chapters, particularly chapter nine: The Impact of Cultural Considerations. Bottom-line, I look forward to reading the author's next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    A must read

    A terrific book for anyone looking to advance their information collecting/ deception detection skills. A quick read that provides scenarios to quiz your skills as you read and learn the process of Detecting Deception and Eliciting Responses 'DDER'. DDER is a course that was developed by Mr. McManus to provide training to law enforement agencies in the art of eliciting information. There is a section in the book on cultural considerations, something that everyone needs to know but may not be aware which can lead to miscommunication/ misinterpretation. Mr. McManus does an excellent job illustrating the techniques to be used to develop better skills to implement DDER, and use it as another tool on your investigative tool-belt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    A must for any intelligence officer and or law enforcement investigator

    I have been in law enforcement for 27 years and am always looking to better myself. The book liar gave me new ideas and a new way to start my questioning of a suspect and be able to understand their responses. A must for anyone in law enforcement or intelligence work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2008

    A must read for anyone who interviews

    Having worked in law enforcement for over 15 years, I truly believe that this method is the best to gain 'real information' from anyone you are interviewing. Having met Mr. McManus, and being able to attend a training course that he instructed, and putting these techniques into 'play' was amazing. If you're serious about gaining information, and want to become a better interviewer, this book is for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2008

    A reviewer

    A terrific primer for anyone who not only interviews for a living, but also for those who are just plain interested human behavior ....or are the parent of a teenager! Highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2008

    A reviewer

    As a professional in the field, I have seen my own share of writings pertaining to the concept of Deception and Elicitation some try to sell the spectacular, some are more technically focused while others are academic in nature. But Mr. McManus¿ Liar is unique it is the real deal. It is straight forward and based on real field experience. His work is both clear and concise he goes right to the heart of the matter. Mr. McManus takes the reader on a small journey into the Deception Detection history and development goes then into the process of detecting deception, establishing rapport and eliciting information. One of the most interesting ideas Mr. McManus proposes is the recognition of Cultural impacts when utilizing the process. Mr. McManus illustrates the concept through unique and real vignettes that bring it to life. As for his credentials and background, Mr. Mc Manus offers the reader an insight into his uniqueness as a writer but also one who is seasoned in the circles of Intelligence. Liar truly hits home when it comes to the field of deception detection and eliciting information. For the reader who is seeking to understand the concept as a working tool, there is nothing better available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    Excellent book

    Wow! This book was informative and easy to read. It left me wanting to know more. Mr. McManus clearly knows his stuff. The pictures were great too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Roadside Interviews

    I have been a law enforcement for several years and have been using other interview techniques on traffic stops. This book by Barry McManus about Detecting Deception and Eliciting information helped me improve my interview skill a lot. For the past couple days I have been using on every stop I made, and the result was successful arrests of bad guys. I recommend this book for any law enforcement who needs to improve their interview skills, and even private sectors who routinely conduct interviews. The background of Mr. McManus and his work clearly indicates this guy knows what his talking about. I personally thank Mr. McManus for his effort to put this book together for the benefit of law enforcement community.

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