Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORSix
PREFACExi
Chapter 1INTRODUCTION1
Chapter 2TELLING AND DETECTING LIES7
Some Characteristics of Deception7
Nonverbal Behaviour and Deception11
Verbal Behaviour and Deception: Criteria-Based Content Analysis19
Physiological Reactions and Deception: The Polygraph20
Detecting Lies25
Difficulties and Pitfalls for Lie Detectors28
Summary and Conclusion36
Chapter 3FACIAL APPEARANCE AND CRIMINALITY37
Matching Faces to Crimes38
Attractiveness39
Facial Appearance and Deceit41
Police Officers41
Children42
Facial Surgery for Criminals43
Frequency of Facial Abnormality44
Weak Methodologies45
Does Facial Appearance have an Effect in the Courtroom? .46
Attributions of Responsibility48
Group Decision Making50
Meta-analysis51
Real-Life Court Proceedings52
Summary and Conclusion55
Chapter 4INTERVIEWING SUSPECTS57
How to Get the Suspect to Talk58
How to Let the Suspect Talk65
How Many Suspects Confess and Why?68
Quality of the Interview71
False Confessions76
Summary and Conclusion85

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • About the Authors ix
  • Preface xi
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction 1
  • Chapter 2 - Telling and Detecting Lies 7
  • Chapter 3 - Facial Appearance and Criminality 37
  • Chapter 4 - Interviewing Suspects 57
  • Chapter 5 - Interviewing Witnesses 87
  • Chapter 6 - Psychological Factors in Eyewitness Testimony 107
  • Chapter 7 - False Memories 127
  • Chapter 8 - Jury Decision Making 147
  • Chapter 9 - The Role of Expert Witnesses 169
  • References 181
  • Index 221
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