Lie detection during the investigative interviewing

PAVLIČEK, Josip and MILIVOJEVIĆ, Lana (2019) Lie detection during the investigative interviewing. JUSTICIA International Journal of Legal Sciences, 7 (11). pp. 127-134. ISSN 2545-4927

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An investigative interview is one of the most used criminalistics method for the purposes of detection, clarification and proving of criminal offenses. It is almost impossible to imagine a criminal investigation without gathering information from witnesses, victims or perpetrators of a criminal offense. The main objectives of the investigative interview are gathering as much information as possible about the circumstances of the criminal offense and, of course, gathering truthful information. In this sense, some methods, such as cognitive interview, can help improving interviewees recall and thus in gathering more information about criminal offense. On the other hand, the application of lie detection methods helps in evaluation of credibility of the gathered information. This ability to recognize lying can be a key factor for the success of the entire investigative interview. Police officers, criminalists, prosecutors, lawyers, judges and all other subjects in criminal proceedings should be trained to recognize verbal and non-verbal indicators of deception. There are also important interviewing and interrogation skills because, on questioning tactics mostly depends appearance of indicators of deception. About the level of their education depend whether they will properly evaluate statements of victims, witnesses or suspects and then on the basis of these statements make the correct decisions. Therefore, the central part of this article is focused on scientifically based knowledge about lies and lying, i.e. on importance of accurate recognizing verbal and non-verbal indicators of deception. Namely, numerous scientific studies point out that legal professionals are not significantly better in lie detection than average citizens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
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Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 11:14
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 11:14

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