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Detection of Deception: Use of Evidence in

The paradigmatic finding from research on deception detection is that people are poor at discriminating between liars and truth tellers. This entry shows, however, that deception detection performance can be significantly improved if the investigator is allowed to interview the suspect, is given background information about the case and the suspect, and knows how to strategically use this background information (evidence) when conducting the interview. This entry contains a description of the psychological basis for the so-called Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE) technique and also explains what it means to strategically use evidence during an interview.

The research conducted to date on the issue of strategic use of evidence to detect deception shares two important features. First, it is based on a mockcrime paradigm, where ...

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