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Written Statement Analysis

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Course Level
Overview
Delivered via
Online
CPE
2 Credits

Description

Written statement analysis is the process of detecting deception by evaluating the contents of a documented statement. The underlying concept is that a deceptive person describes events from their imagination, rather than memory, and is therefore likely to manifest dishonesty in recognizable patterns of speech and word selection. Because of this, written statements can play a key part in evaluating deception during a fraud examination. 

This course will help you understand how every word plays a part in a statement and how to identify signs of fabrication that could be staring back at you from the written page. 

Key Takeaways:  

  • Red flags related to the fabrication of information
  • How to uncover dishonesty using patterns of speech
  • Using parts of speech to validate or invalidate a statement
  • How to differentiate between honest and dishonest responses from subjects

Prerequisites

None

You Will Learn How To:

Identify strategies for using word choice and sentence structure to discern deception

Recognize the potential implications of changes in voice and tense

Recall the distinctions between responses from truthful and dishonest subjects

Ascertain the relevance of parts of speech in determining a statement’s veracity

Recognize the difference between balanced and unbalanced narratives

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 Establishing a Baseline
Lesson 3 Syntax
Lesson 4 Narrative Balance
Lesson 5 Temporal Lacunae
Lesson 6 Nouns
Lesson 7 Pronouns
Lesson 8 Verbs and Tense
Lesson 9 Adverbs and Adjectives
Lesson 10 Voice
Lesson 11 Prepositions
Lesson 12 Conjunctions and Articles
Lesson 13 Qualifiers and Non-Confirming Statements
Lesson 14 Rationalizations, Excuses and Oaths
Lesson 15 Questions and Explanations
Lesson 16 Conclusion

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 2 Credits
NASBA Information: Communications and Marketing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: July 2021
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study

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System Requirements:

  • Internet access: High-speed connection recommended
  • Speakers required for video sound

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org/

 

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