Research has shown that both lay people and presumed lie experts are medicore at assessing veracity. However, research on deception detection in legal contexts has largely failed to take into account how interrogation styles affect deception detection. This paper focuses on the strategic use of evidence during interroga-tions. It is proposed that evidence has the potential of being a powerful tool in the process of assessing veracity. More specifically, it is argued that disclosing the evidence in a late rather than early stage of the interrogation is beneficial for de-ception detection. Results from two recently conducted experiments support these predictions; these results are presented and discussed.
|Title of host publication||Forensic psychology and law: facing the challenges of a changing world|
|Editors||A. Czerederecka, T. Jaskiewicz-Obydzinska, R. Roesch, J. Wojcikiewitz|
|Place of Publication||Kracow|
|Publisher||Institute of Forensic Research Publishers|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|