Deception and interrogations
People try to detect deception in everyday life and in forensic settings. Everyone attempting to detect lies has beliefs about deception, so-called subjective cues to deception. Are people good at detecting deceit, and are their beliefs in accordance with objective cues to deception? Suspects sometimes lie in criminal investigations, and they use strategies in order to deceive the investigators. How should an investigator try to detect deceit – analysis of the nonverbal behavior and/or verbal content, or by using an interrogation technique that elicits reliable cues to deception? Our research on the deception and interrogations theme has focused on all these questions.