Body Language

It’s How You Say What You Saw by Patrick Van Horne

Here is an article that was recently written by Patrick Van Horne and published in the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association (ITOA) quarterly journal.

“The benefits of Tactical Awareness don’t end with the recognition of someone who warrants additional attention. Tactical behavioral analysis provides a vocabulary for police officers to articulate what led them to make decisions.”

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception -- and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

Guest Post by John Demand: “You look for the bomb…we look for the bomber”

During a counter terrorism training program I attended in Israel in 2006, a quote of the Israel’s when talking about the difference in their strategy as compared to that of America “You look for the bomb…we look for the bomber” struck me like a ton of bricks. As I pondered this statement it became very clear that our efforts in fighting terrorist activity and even extending to criminal activity is that we look for objects rather than for behaviors.

Guest Post: ABC3s of Profiling by Sid Heal

About The Author: Charles "Sid" Heal is a retired Commander from the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department where he spent more than half of his career assigned in units charged with handling law enforcement special and emergency operations.

Interesting Body Language Research: The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

COL GI Wilson USMC (ret) was kind enough to send me a link to an interesting reasearch article titled: The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. It's great information...I have seen some similar info last year on NLP questioning its validity.

The power of a handshake!

cop shaking hands Frank Borelli posted what I think is an important article over at titled

Cultural Differences in Body Language Gestures "Say What?: Nica Gestures"

I good friend of mine Marc Spigel, daughter Lauren  has a great blog post on Nicaraguan Body Language titled “Say What? Nica Gestures” Lauren is in Nicaragua with he Peace Corps and had to learn these gestures on the fly.  I thought I would share to illustrate the cultural differences of body language. She does a very nice job  explaining and demonstrating several of them in her post.

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