Behavior Symptom Analysis
Over 30 Free Reid Video Presentations
Jan 24, 2022
Below you will find over 30 helpful video tips on our YouTube page now organized in 6 Playlists:
1. Who are We and What is The Reid TechniqueAbout the...
False Confessions: The Issues to be Considered
Jun 01, 2021
False Confessions – The Issues to be Considered
In this document we discuss the primary causes of and contributing factors to false confessions, and the Best Practices to follow to...
The Use of the Baiting Technique
Jan 11, 2021
November / December 2020
(Please Note: If you wish to print and share an Investigator Tip with your colleagues, the John E. Reid 'credit and permission' statement following the article...
25 Reid Video Tips
Jan 11, 2021
September October 2020 Investigator Tip
The September/October 2020 Investigator Tip provides you with links to 25 brief video presentations from our YouTube channel - The Reid Technique Tips, that...
Sep 01, 2019
(This Investigator Tip consists of selections from a chapter in our book, The Investigator Anthology)
While both psychologically healthy and psychologically impaired individuals can be guilty of a crime, in many...
A Description of The Reid Technique
Nov 01, 2018
The Reid Technique is oftentimes just thought of and is frequently referred to as simply an interrogation process - it is much more than that. The Reid Technique is a structured interview...
The Value of Behavior Provoking Questions - A Case Study
May 01, 2018
The investigative interview process in the Reid Technique is called the Behavior Analysis Interview (BAI). The BAI consists of three types of questions: Initial Questions designed to develop biographical information, establish rapport...
Clarifying Misrepresentations About Law Enforcement Interrogation Techniques
Mar 01, 2018
Over the years social psychologists, defenses attorneys and some academicians have offered a number of criticisms of current law enforcement interrogation practices, and, in particular, the Reid Technique. Some of these criticisms...
Over 300 What's new page entries
Aug 01, 2016
p> Over the last 14 years we have posted over 300 entries on our "What's New" page at www.reid.com. For this July/August Investigator Tip we have listed many of them that you...
There is No Behavior Unique to Lying
May 01, 2016
People oftentimes associate specific behaviors with deception, such as lack of eye contact. But there are many reasons a person may not have eye contact with the individual whom they are speaking...
Addressing the Suspect's Behavior
Jan 01, 2014
It is human nature to cite a person's behavior as evidence to support some underlying premise. It is an enticing argument to state that because one exhibits an observable behavior it is...
The Importance of Context Within Behavior Symptom Analysis
Mar 01, 2012
Consider the following written note left for my son: "Ryan, call Mom's cell." If the note was written this year, he would dial her mobile phone number. However, if the note was...
Word Games Deceptive Suspects Play
Nov 01, 2011
Properly socialized people do not enjoy lying. None of us invite the feelings of guilt, fear or anxiety associated with telling a lie. On the other hand, we also don't like to...
Good vs. Bad Liars
Sep 01, 2011
Earlier this year the nation was transfixed by the trial of Casey Anthony, a young woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee. During the course of the investigation...
Sep 01, 2009
A fundamental principle of behavior symptom analysis is that truthful suspects send the same message on all three channels of communication.* Deceptive suspects may send different messages...
Behavior Symptom Analysis During Roadside Interviews
May 01, 2009
Many serious crimes have been solved as a result of a traffic stop or chance encounter with a police officer:* A vehicle is stopped for running a red light and it...
The Psychopathic Suspect
Mar 01, 2009
The Psychopathic Suspect
Imagine what it would be like to make everyday decisions without caring how your choices affected others and to live...
Evaluating Exaggeration Within a Response
Jan 01, 2009
During a recent congressional hearing a CEO of one of the big three auto makers was asked, "Isn't it true that you have been trying to sell your company for several...
The Role of a Subject's Attitudes in the Detection of Deception
Jul 01, 2007
Early in John Reid's career, he had a secretary named Mildred. In addition to typing and filing reports, Mildred scheduled appointments and greeted subjects as they entered the...
Catching A Suspect In A Lie: Not Always A Symptom Of Guilt
May 01, 2007
A skilled investigator learns to withhold certain inside information from a suspect during an interview in the hope that he can catch the suspect in a lie. For example, the suspect may...