Strategic disclosure of evidence to detect deception: towards a new research agenda

M. Hartwig, P. Granhag, L. Stromwall, Aldert Vrij

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForensic psychology and law: facing the challenges of a changing world
EditorsA. Czerederecka, T. Jaskiewicz-Obydzinska, R. Roesch, J. Wojcikiewitz
Place of PublicationKracow
PublisherInstitute of Forensic Research Publishers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)8387425313
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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