Interviewing to detect deception

Aldert Vrij, P. Granhag

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In principle, lies could be detected in three different ways: (i) by analysing what people say, (ii) by observing their nonverbal behaviour, or (iii) by measuring their physiological responses. Whichever method is used, lie detectors always face the problem that no cue uniquely related to deception, akin to Pinocchio’s growing nose, exists. Rather, different liars show different cues to deceit, and the same liar may show different cues under different circumstances (DePaulo, Lindsay, Malone, Muhlenbruck, Charlton & Cooper, 2003).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOffenders' memories of violent crimes
EditorsS. Christianson
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9780470015070
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameWiley series in psychology of crime, policing and law
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd


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