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NCJ Number: 136226 Find in a Library
Title: Deception
Journal: American Probation and Parole Association Perspectives  Volume:15  Issue:4  Dated:(Fall 1991)  Pages:6-10
Author(s): D K Mills
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 5
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The nonverbal profile of deception is described in order to help probation officers distinguish between honesty and deceptive communication during a presentence interview.
Abstract: Kinesic behavior during deception differs from honest communication because of values and impact of consequences. Maintaining deception over time becomes stressful and more difficult, especially with adverse consequences. Well known kinesic signals of deception, such as inability to maintain eye contact, eye movement, or animated behavior, as well as paralanguage, body language, proxemics, or strategies of communication are useful indicators of deception during an interview. However, the key to discerning deception at the non-verbal level is to compare the presentation with one from an honest person. Together with proper interview preparation and assessment of data provided, observation of kinesic behavior in a client can help, during an interrogation type interview, to determine truthful from deceptive accounts. 5 references
Main Term(s): Nonverbal communications; Probation or parole officer training
Index Term(s): Communication techniques; Field interrogation and interview; Presentence investigations
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