Why professionals fail to catch liars and how they can improve

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In the first part of this article, I will briefly review research findings that show that professional lie catchers, such as police officers, are generally rather poor at distinguishing between truths and lies. I believe that there are many reasons contributing towards this poor ability, and will give an overview of these reasons in the second part of this article. I also believe that professionals could become better lie detectors and will explain how in the final part of this article
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-181
Number of pages23
JournalLegal and Criminological Psychology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004


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