Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3354: Rape Victim (13 year old girl) Demands to Make a Statement at the Sentencing of Perpetrator - Body Language (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

During the above video we are witness to a rare nonverbal scenario - listening to a thirteen year-old girl - a victim of rape, making a statement to her assailant upon his sentencing. The girl’s image, video or her name are not included here and the recording of her voice has been altered.

During the 0:42 - 1:02 segment we see several "microexpressions" and “near-microexpressions” of contempt as well as a longer, but subtle expression of contempt or disgust (captured below in the still image at 1:02 - we cannot distinguish between these two emotions because we can't see all of Tobias Summer’s face). As human beings we all experience negative emotions from time-to-time, however perpetrators of violent crime will display chronic contempt and/or chronic disgust with an extremely high frequency in the time prior to when the violence is committed (and here we see it afterwards). Thus the ability to spot such subtlety  and act upon it is a very useful and important threat assessment tool. Again - it’s the chronic manifestation of these emotion that’s important with this correlation. And while not everyone who projects contempt and/or disgust with greater regularity will commit violent acts - virtually all of these individuals will have impulse control disorder (a significantly shorter temper vs. normal).

The fact that Tobias Summers is displaying the emotion of contempt and contempt/disgust in this context indicates:

1. These expressions in such a context strongly implies guilt
2. He does not show remorse
3. He has very little or no empathy
4. Strongly implies he is a sociopath (Antisocial Personality Disorder)

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3353: Melissa Benoist's Body Language regarding Jeb Bush's Supergirl "Hot" comment

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2656: Threat Assessment during Robbery - Body Language of Perpetrator

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2933: Will Hayden ("Sons of Guns") Arrested - Body Language of His Mug Shot  '

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2313: Elisa Lam Video in Elevator at Cecil Hotel - What Her Body Language Tells Us ....  

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3351: A Body Language Signal of Sincere Affection