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Although advances in clinical/forensic theory and technology continue to elucidate our understanding of deception analysis, the current state of the art is crude in most applications. With new interviewing techniques, psychological tests and instruments, Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis, Second Edition takes the reader far beyond the basic differentiation between malingering versus defensiveness as the two modes of distortion.

What's new in this edition? Virtually every chapter has been updated with new studies and investigations from the past decade. The latest information is provided in such areas as post-traumatic stress disorder, amnesia, competency, criminal responsibility, and risk assessment. Several new chapters address not only the development of deceptive behavior in children, adolescents, and the elderly, but even in nonhumans.

This authoritative contribution offers the reader specific steps to conduct a meaningful and contemporary deception analysis. Moreover, acknowledging the numerous methods and professions involved, it suggests a framework for integrating data from multiple sources. Nominated for the Guttmacher Award by the American Psychiatric Association, Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis is the single most comprehensive and thorough rendering of distortion analysis to date.

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Summarizes historical and current information on distortion detection in the forensic evaluation, presents guidelines for detecting distortion that consider the varying contexts in which distortion analysis may be relevant, and reviews current detection methods, covering experimental and judgemental methods as well as replicated and objective methods. This second edition covers the latest interviewing techniques, psychological tests, and instruments, and draws on new studies from the past decade. There is expanded information on post-traumatic stress disorder and amnesia, and discussion of deception and nonverbal behavior. Hall is director of the Pacific Institute for the Study of Conflict and Aggression. Poirier is codirector of the Circuit Court Mental Health Service, Prince Georges County, Maryland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Background, Theory, and Method in Deception Analysis
Foundational Issues in Deception
Involuntary Distortion
The Applied Forensic Distortion Analysis Model.
Evaluation Process Guidelines
Deception and Nonverbal Behavior
The Developmental Context of Deception
Deception in Nonhumans
Deception in Children
Deception in Adolescents
Deception in the Elderly
Deception Analysis in Civil Contexts
Civil Law and Deception
Malingered Neuropsychological Deficits
Faked Pain and Loss of Sensation
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Deception
Deception Analysis in Criminal Contexts
Interviewing and Deception
Criminal Profiling
Forensic Hypnosis
Competency and Deception
Criminal Responsibility and Deception
Faked Amnesia and Recall Skills
Psychosis and Deception
Hallucinations and Deception
Substance Abuse and Deception
Dangerousness Evaluation and Deception
Conclusions and Expert Testimony
Pain Survey Check List
Self-Control and Instant Offense Behaviors
Insanity Report Form
Self-Control Analysis: A Case Illustration
Interactional Report: A Case Illustration
Cut-off Scores for Chance-level Responding to Tests of
Varying Lengths
Author Index
Subject Index

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