Do Improperly Designed Lie Scenarios Impact the Reliability of Scientific Research Involving Voice Stress Analysis?
Scientific Study Summary Information in this article derived from: O'Sullivan, Maureen, et al. Police Lie Detection Accuracy: The Effect of Lie Scenarios.” Law and Human Behavior, Dec. 2009. Not all Scientific Studies are created equally. How and why improperly...read more
Recovering a missing murder weapon is a major coup for law enforcement. Even with a confession, every bit of physical evidence adds weight to the prosecution’s case. The murder weapon often provides DNA for both the victim and the accused or evidence such as matching...read more
Locking up sex offenders who prey on children is one of the most gratifying resolutions for police officers. The key is getting a confession from the perpetrator, but even once a confession is obtained, it can be challenging to convince a judge to allow admission of...read more
Either getting a confession from a guilty individual or releasing an innocent person is the ultimate goal in the police interview room, but the interview process can be challenging. Most lawyers tell suspects not to talk or provide minimal responses without...read more
As a law enforcement officer, your main role when using Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) technology for an investigation is to ask the questions during the examination. You will also probably be involved with generating a list of potential questions prior to the...read more
If a murder isn’t solved within the first few days, it becomes increasingly more difficult to resolve as time goes on. Potential witnesses or suspects can disappear or even die. If re-interviewed, they may forget important details. Unless DNA is collected at the crime...read more