Expert Evidence

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 144–148

Individual differences between liars and the ability to detect lies

  • Dr Aldert Vrij
  • Sally Graham
Article

Abstract

It is difficult to detect deception. Studies suggest it is little, ifany, better than chance. But some guidance is available. This study examinedpersonality traits, in particular self-consciousness in public and abilityto control behaviour. The effects can be observed in hand movements. Thisstudy examined the effects, of giving this information to assessors, upontheir ability to detect deception.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dr Aldert Vrij
    • 1
  • Sally Graham
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PortsmouthPortsmouthU.K.

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