Interviewing to detect deception in fraud, security and other criminal justice

Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC)

Speaker:Tom Ormerod, University of Sussex
Date: Thursday 4 December 2014
Time: 15.00
Location: Constantine Leventis, Building One

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Abstract

This talk reports a programme of ongoing  research to explore effective ways for detecting deception during interviews, which has applicability in a range of criminal contexts including investigations of tax avoidance.  The research challenges many assumptions about how deception can best be detected, notably the idea that one can passively observe behavioural signs of lying. Examples of deception detection through expert interviewing and investigation practices will be discussed.