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May - 31 - 2014

BAKER GROUP – INTERNATIONAL

LAW ENFORCEMENT BOARD CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE

SYLLABUS

60 hours:  40 hours classroom, 10 hours homework and 10 hours real case practicum.

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT OF “DETECTION OF DECEPTION”
Early experiments and instruments.
Kymograph, mechanical polygraph, electronic polygraph.
Psychological Stress Evaluator. (PSE) 1970.
Lippold’s Micro-tremor.
Validation Studies of PSE and Voice Stress Analysis.
Standardized chart reading of VSA instruments.
Mark II, (and instruments utilizing “amplitude” as criterion.)
Verimetrics Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, McQuiston. 1984
CVSA® – Outdated systems, Analog – 1988 & Computerized – 1997.
NITV history: A television news reporter’s expose’. (Video)
Computerized polygraph, Polyscore algorithms.
Diogenes, Lantern, 1995. First laptop VSA.
Baker- DVSA©™ v4.0, 2002 – v5.0.1, 2009, A far superior system.

Baker v. NITV, LLC defamation lawsuit. Baker awarded $570,000 by Florida Jury – An update.

41 YEARS OF VALIDATION STUDIES OF VSA

The early DEKTOR Studies.
U.S. DoD
VSA Study – Ford.
Kubis Study.
Carnahan Study.
Other Independent Professional Studies.
U. S. Air Force Rome Laboratory VSA Studies.

Phase One, Phase Two, Study of Noise and VSA (Baker DVSA©™).

Validation studies relating to Baker-DVSA©™.
U.S. DoD Studies of NITV’s CVSA®.
Dr. Palmatier’s APA presentation on NITV’s CVSA®.
U. S. DoDPI study of Truster (LVA)

U of FL study of CVSA® & LVA

U of Oklahoma study of CVSA® & Truster (LVA).

American Polygraph Assn. position on VSA.
International Society of Stress Analysts DVSA©™ validation.

American Polygraph And Voice Stress Association DVSA©™ validation.

THE “SCIENCE” OF TRUTH VERIFICATION UTILIZING DVSA

PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGY
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF VOICE
PHYSIOLOGICAL TREMOR (MUSCLE MICRO-TREMOR)
OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS

REVIEW OF DVSA©™ INSTRUMENTATION AND OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION AND PRACTICE.

SIMPLIFIED CHART READING

Seventeen chart quantifications.

Twelve psychophysiological phenomena displayed with DVSA©™

THE “ART” OF TRUTH VERIFICATION

WITH DVSA©™

TRUTH VERIFICATION EXAMINING

QUESTION FORMULATION

CHART READING, INTERPRETATION & PRACTICUM

PREPARATION FOR TESTING

CONDUCTING THE PRETEST INTERVIEW

Removing defensive barriers.

Formulation of test questions from available data and the pretest.

ACTUAL TESTING

Examiner’s opinion: Deception Indicated / No Deception Indicated
Writing the final report and use of AutoReport™ DVSA©™ feature.

SPECIALIZED TESTING PROCEDURES

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION

FIVE STEPS OF KINESIC THEORY

REVIEW OF NINE STEPS OF REID THEORY

KINESIC INTERVIEW

THE ART OF COVERT AND NARRATIVE STATEMENT ANALYSIS

BAKER – DVSA©™ Capability of displaying & charting the entire narrative statement not just one word answers.

Analysis of TRUTHFUL utterances.

Types of loss, crimes, investigations, “cold” cases.
Investigative techniques.
Formulation of questions.
Technical surveillance and intercepts.
Telephone interview techniques.
Use of covert audio recorders.
Use of VSA techniques by investigators.

Charting and analysis.
Report writing.

POLYGRAPH COUNTERMEASURES & DEMONSTRATION.

FINAL EXAM

AWARD OF CERTIFICATE, APAVSA MEMBERSHIP