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Perjury

  • By: Chantelle Farmer & Jeffrey Hancock
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

When someone commits an act of deception while under oath in a legal proceeding, that person can be charged with the crime of perjury. The classification of crime and resulting punishment varies by jurisdiction, but it is usually a felony that ...

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