NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Brian Leslie, a forensic Deception Expert with Criminal Case Consultants Inc. ( www.criminalcaseconsultants.com) who specializes in analyzing witness testimony in wrongful conviction cases says that a serious criminal charge can cost a person everything they've worked for and collaterally destroy lives. By simply taking the time to methodically vet witnesses it can reduce wrongful convictions and instances of profiling by at least thirty percent.
In his latest book "Visual Liar", Mr. Leslie describes what he calls the "Mr. X Theory". How police traditionally conduct criminal investigations using what he refers to as a deductive method of investigation, where an initial theory is formed based on information provided by witnesses and in some cases confidential informants. How investigators vet those individuals and the information they provide will depend on the predisposition of the officer. A predisposed officer, one that has formed an opinion based on emotion, will potentially disallow information that is adverse to the officer's initial theory of who potentially maybe a suspect. Predisposition is also a main reason why officers subconsciously and consciously engage in profiling of specific groups. Leslie says by using an inductive method of investigation, it detaches the officer from the emotional elements of the case allowing an analytical vetting process to exist. This simply means that the officer firstly scores the witnesses credibility and secondly the information the witness provides. This inductive process forces the officer to accept all information provided by all sources then categorize it by relevance and credibility.
Leslie says that an officer who spends a great deal of time policing higher crime neighborhoods could develop a predisposition and perhaps a tendency to profile specific racial groups connecting them to specific types of crime. Having his type of predisposition can eventually result in instances of police misconduct and ultimately wrongful conviction.
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Criminal Case Consultants Inc. is a specialized Forensic Consulting Firm that consults on post-conviction cases when critical witness testimony is in question either by civilian or law enforcement witnesses.
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