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Offender Profiling Series: Vol 1
Interviewing and Deception

Edited by David Canter & Laurence Alison (1999)

Investigative or police decision making involves the identification of and choice between options from amongst a number of different possible lines of enquiry. We argue that this iterative process or feedback loop, the 'Investigative Cycle', involves three continuous processes: information collection, investigative inferences and the implementation of investigative actions. Within this cycle we identify a sequence of four stages of potential distortion in information processing: the collection, examination, evaluation and utilisation stages. These distortions include cognitive, presentational, social and pragmatic components. We argue that errors at any of these stages will profoundly effect the other two processes in the investigative cycle. The identification of these cycles, stages and types of distortion allow for the development of a more systematic approach to uncovering where potential weaknesses in an enquiry may evolve.

Interviewing and Deception
David Canter and Laurence Alison

The Effectiveness of the Cognitive Interview
Mark R.Kebbell and Graham F. Wagstaff

Using Cognitive Interviewing to Construct Facial Composites
Christine E. Koehn, Ronald P. Fisher and Brian L. Cutler

British and American Interrogation Strategies
Lydia Sear and Tom Williamson

Statement Validation
Bryan Tully

Forensic Application of Linguistic Analysis
Malcolm Coulthard

The Decision to Die: The Psychology of the Suicide Note
Adam Gregory

Non Verbal Behaviour and Deception
Robert Edelmann

The Psychophysiology of Deception and the Orienting Response
Murray Kleiner

A Comparative Study of Polygraph Tests and Other Forensic Methods
Eitan Elaad

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