The Gap Between Research and Training in the Detection of Deception

J. Pete Blair, Michigan State University
Brandon R. Kooi, Michigan State University

The purpose of this paper is to review what research has revealed about the behavior of truthful and deceptive subjects during interviews and compare this research to what is currently taught to law enforcement and private security investigators throughout the country. The behavioral profiles taught by John E. Reid and Associates (The Reid Technique) and Stan B. Walters and Associates (Kinesic Interviewing) will be critiqued. Research does not fully support these models. Public policy implications will be discussed.

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