Detecting Concealed Information and Deception

Detecting Concealed Information and Deception

Recent Developments

1st Edition - February 16, 2018

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  • Editor: J. Peter Rosenfeld
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127292
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127308

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Detecting Concealed Information and Deception: Recent Developments assembles contributions from the world’s leading experts on all aspects of concealed information detection. This reference examines an array of different methods—behavioral, verbal interview and physiological—of detecting concealed information. Chapters from leading legal authorities address how to make use of detected information for present and future legal purposes. With a theoretical and empirical foundation, the book also covers new human interviewing techniques, including the highly influential Implicit Association Test among others.

Key Features

  • Presents research from Concealed Information Test (CIT) studies
  • Explores the legal implications and admissibility of the CIT
  • Covers EEG, event-related brain potentials (ERP) and autonomic detection measures
  • Reviews multiple verbal lie detection tools
  • Discusses ocular movements during deception and evasion
  • Identifies how to perceive malicious intentions
  • Explores personality dimensions associated with deception, including religion, age and gender


Researchers, students, and professionals in psychology, neuroscience, law, forensics, national security, and clinical settings

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 - Background, History, and Theory
    1. Physiological Measures in the Detection of Deception and Concealed Information
    Wolfgang Ambach and Matthias Gamer
    2. Concealed Information Test: Theoretical Background
    Nathalie klein Selle, Bruno Verschuere, and Gershon Ben-Shakhar
    3. The External Validity of Studies Examining the Detection of Concealed Knowledge, Using the Concealed Information Test (CIT)
    Gershon Ben-Shakhar and Tal Nahari
    4. Physiological Responses in the Concealed Information Test: A Selective Review in the Light of Recognition and Concealment
    Izumi Matsuda and Hiroshi Nittono
    5. Field Inventions and Findings of the Concealed Information Test in Japan
    Akemi Osugi

    Section 2 - Neuroscience Applications
    6. Effects of Motivational Manipulations on the P300-based Complex Trial Protocol for Concealed Information Detection
    J. Peter Rosenfeld, Anne Ward, Joshua Wasserman, Evan Sitar, Elena Davydova, and Elena Labkovsky
    7. Detecting Deception and Concealed Information with Neuroimaging
    Giorgio Ganis

    Section 3 - Ocular Applications
    8. Detecting Concealed Knowledge from Ocular Responses
    Matthias Gamer and Yoni Pertzov
    9. Ocular-Motor Deception Test
    John C. Kircher

    Section 4 - Behavioral Applications
    10. Deception Detection with Behavioral Methods: The Autobiographical Implicit Association Test (aIAT), CIT-RT, Mouse Dynamics and Keystroke Dynamics
    Giuseppe Sartori, Andrea Zangrossi and Merylin Monaro
    11. Challenges for the Application of Reaction Time-based Deception Detection Methods
    Kristina Suchotzki

    Section 5 - Verbal and Interviewing Applications
    12. How to Interview to Elicit Concealed Information: Introducing the Shift-of-Strategy (SoS) Approach
    Par Anders Granhag and Timothy J. Luke
    13. Verbal Lie Detection Tools from an Applied Perspective
    Aldert Vrij
    14. The Applicability of the Verifiability Approach to the Real World
    Galit Nahari

    Section 6 - Special Issues
    15. Personality, Demographic, and Psychophysiological Correlates of People's Self-Assessed Lying Abilities
    Eitan Elaad
    16. Detecting Concealed Information on a Large Scale: Possibilities and Problems
    Bennett Kleinberg, Yaloe van der Toolen, Arnoud Arntz and Bruno Verschuere
    17. Admissibility and Constitutional Issues of the Concealed Information Test in American Courts: An Update
    John B. Meixner Jr.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 16, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128127292
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128127308

About the Editor

J. Peter Rosenfeld

J. Peter Rosenfeld, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, at Northwestern University. He has served on the board of directors for the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and as president of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. Among his editorial roles, he served as associate editor of the International Journal of Psychophysiology and as associate editor of the Journal of Neurotherapy. Dr. Rosenfeld has served as member of the editorial board for the following journals: Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, International Journal of Rehabilitation and Health, Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology, and Applied Psychophysiology. He has published more than 150 articles and other professional research materials, and has presented his work nationally and internationally.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology, Institute for Neuroscience, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

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