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NCJ Number: 98224 Find in a Library
Title: Hypnosis and the Law
Author(s): B W Kuhns
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: Westwood Publishing Co
Glendale, CA 91204
Sale Source: Westwood Publishing Co
312 Riverdale Drive
Glendale, CA 91204
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A training manual for the forensic and investigative uses of hypnosis in law enforcement and legal practice is presented.
Abstract: Hypnosis techniques are outlined and the essential voluntary cooperation of the subject is emphasized. All hypnotic induction techniques are very similar, relying upon the use of certain words or phrases that have suggestibility for inducing the desired state of hypnosis. The relationship between hypnosis and polygraph examination is explored, and voluntary nature of both procedures is emphasized. Courtroom use of hypnosis is examined and case reports are presented to illustrate the effectivity of hypnosis. Eleven recommended steps for the hypno-investigator are delineated. Forms for obtaining the consent of a subject are included, as is a glossary of terms and 19 references.
Index Term(s): Investigative hypnosis training; Suspect interrogation
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