The effects of different levels of stake and cognitive complexity on perceptions of the cues to deception were examined. Police officers and students were given a short scenario to read and were asked how the person in the scenario would react. Six diferent scenarios were used, each varying in the stake and cognitive complexity of the lie. Few differences were found between students and police officers, and none between easy and difficult lies. There were some effects for stake, mainly on verbal, rather than non-verbal, behaviours. Generally, the cues people expect to be associated with deception are those which are more likely to occur in high-stake/hgh-complexity lies. Implications of these findings are discussed.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||International Journal of Police Science & Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|