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Lucinda Schroeder

Lucinda SchroederSpecialties: Criminal investigations, detecting deception, writing, speaking and teaching
Home base: Grand Junction, Colorado
Web site: www.lucindaschroeder.com

An expert in the area of detecting deception, Lucinda Schroeder is an enthusiastic and practiced speaker who taught this subject at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for 15 years. Lucinda worked as a special agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where she conducted a full range of law-enforcement duties. She was specifically trained in interview/interrogation techniques by The Laboratory for Scientific Inquiry (LSI) and by the John Reid Institute. Both of these organizations teach advanced detection of detection techniques used by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies.

The information Lucinda teaches is designed for the workplace and is partly based on the misplacement of passive language and pronouns that can indicate dishonestly. She also focuses on responses to specific questions that are often tips to deception. She discusses negativePlunder of the Ancients body language that often coincides with dishonesty and offers dozens of other tips that people can use to ease their mind regarding whether or not they are being lied to. This makes for better decision making and knowing when to pitch a proposal in the workplace where competition can be fierce.  Nothing in this presentation promotes confrontational behavior.   

Lucinda relied on her knowledge of detecting deception while she worked undercover in many dangerous situations.  She wrote about two of her undercover cases in A Hunt for Justice: The True Story of an Undercover Wildlife Agent (Lyon’s Press, 2006) and Plunder of the Ancients: A True Story of Betrayal, Redemption and an Undercover Quest to Recover Sacred Native American Artifacts (Lyon’s Press, 2014). A Hunt for Justice was profiled on A&E, the Travel Channel and The Discovery Channel. Plunder of the Ancients is being developed for a television documentary in 2015.

Suggested Topics

  • The Art of Deception: How to Interview for Honest Employees
  • My Life Undercover as a Federal Agent
  • Attention Writers! How to Write Deceptive Dialogue