The Detection of Deception Within Investigative Contexts: Key Challenges and Core Issues

Maria Ioannou, Laura Hammond

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A large and continually growing body of research has explored the ways in which deception might be detected. The area is developing rapidly, opening up new avenues of study. This special issue of the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling brings together an exciting array of papers on the detection of deception within investigative contexts, examining a wide range of issues including the efficacy of different interviewing techniques, the reliability of statement veracity assessment, factors influencing ability to detect deception and the need for applied research and ecologically valid studies. This examination of the key challenges and core issues surrounding the detection of deception within the criminal justice domain helps move the field forward, providing powerful results that have potentially far-reaching impacts. These are considered in detail throughout the following discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-118
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


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