Preventing and solving crime are important issues, both to the general public and politicians, and having the ability to detect deceit would help in achieving these aims. Hopes are raised that these aims could be accomplished by: (i) commercial companies promoting and selling lie-detector equipment such as “voice-stress analysers” (VSA); (ii) pilot studies in the United Kingdom (and probably in other countries) where the traditional lie detector, the polygraph, is tested; and (iii) researchers testing and promoting new methodologies such as thermal imaging (Pavlidis, Eberhardt & Levine, 2002). These initiatives receive substantial media attention. The question is, how well informed are the claims that are made in these initiatives?
|Title of host publication||Practical psychology for forensic investigations and prosecutions|
|Editors||M. Kebbell, G. Davies|
|Place of Publication||Chichester|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Name||Wiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons Ltd|