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Memory Detection
Theory and Application of the Concealed Information Test


Christopher J. Patrick, William G. Iacono, Matthias Gamer, Bruno Verschuere, Jan De Houwer, J. Peter Rosenfeld, Eitan Elaad, Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Donald J. Kraphol, M. T. Bradley, Clair A. Barefoot, Andrea M. Arsenault, John J. B. Allen, Akemi Osugi, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Ewout Meijer
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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521136150

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  • Traditional techniques for detecting deception, such as the 'lie-detector test' (or polygraph), are based upon the idea that lying is associated with stress. However, it is possible that people telling the truth will experience stress, whereas not all liars will. Because of this, the validity of such methods is questionable. As an alternative, a knowledge-based approach known as the 'Concealed Information Test' has been developed which investigates whether the examinee recognizes secret information - for example a crime suspect recognizing critical crime details that only the culprit could know. The Concealed Information Test has been supported by decades of research, and is used widely in Japan. This is the first book to focus on this exciting approach and will be of interest to law enforcement agencies and academics and professionals in psychology, criminology, policing and law.

    • The first book to provide an in-depth discussion of concealed information detection
    • Demonstrates the advantages of memory detection over deception detection techniques, such as polygraph machines
    • Highlights theory, research and potential applications in clinical and forensic contexts, with discussion of their legal and ethical implications
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    'This set of high-quality contributions by a wide-ranging and distinguished group of experimental psychologists demonstrates that the CIT is indeed 'an idea whose time has come'. Experimental psychologists now have a platform to scientifically investigate various facets of the detection of guilt. It is also potentially relevant to that fascinating psychological process: deception, or what, in animals, is the hiding response.' John J. Furedy, Psychophysiologist and Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521136150
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 12 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Introduction. Science on the rise: birth and development of the Concealed Information Test Christopher J. Patrick
    1. Encouraging the use of the Guilty Knowledge Test (GKT): what the GKT has to offer law enforcement William G. Iacono
    Part II. The Laboratory: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of the Concealed Information Test:
    2. Detecting concealed information using autonomic measures Matthias Gamer
    3. Detecting concealed information in less than a second: response latency-based measures Bruno Verschuere and Jan De Houwer
    4. P300 in detecting concealed information J. Peter Rosenfeld
    5. Detecting of deception and concealed information using neuroimaging techniques Matthias Gamer
    6. New and old covert measures in the Concealed Information Test Eitan Elaad
    7. Theory of the Concealed Information Test Bruno Verschuere and Gershon Ben-Shakhar
    Part III. Field Applications of Concealed Information Detection: Promises and Perils:
    8. Limitations of the Concealed Information Test in criminal cases Donald J. Kraphol
    9. Validity of the Concealed Information Test in realistic contexts Eitan Elaad
    10. Leakage of information to innocent suspects M. T. Bradley, Clair A. Barefoot and Andrea M. Arsenault
    11. Countermeasures Gershon Ben-Shakhar
    12. Psychopathy and the detection of concealed information Bruno Verschuere
    13. Clinical applications of the Concealed Information Test John J. B. Allen
    14. Daily application of the Concealed Information Test: Japan Akemi Osugi
    15. The Concealed Information Test in the courtroom: legal aspects Gershon Ben-Shakhar and Mordechai Kremnitzer
    Part IV. Conclusions:
    16. Practical guidelines for developing a Concealed Information Test Ewout Meijer, Bruno Verschuere and Gershon Ben-Shakhar
    Epilogue Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Bruno Verschuere and Ewout Meijer.

  • Editors

    Bruno Verschuere, Universiteit van Amsterdam
    Bruno Verschuere is a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders - FWO at the Psychology Department of Ghent University.

    Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Gershon Ben-Shakhar is a Professor of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and former President of the Open University of Israel.

    Ewout Meijer, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
    Ewout Meijer is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department of Maastricht University.


    Christopher J. Patrick, William G. Iacono, Matthias Gamer, Bruno Verschuere, Jan De Houwer, J. Peter Rosenfeld, Eitan Elaad, Gershon Ben-Shakhar, Donald J. Kraphol, M. T. Bradley, Clair A. Barefoot, Andrea M. Arsenault, John J. B. Allen, Akemi Osugi, Mordechai Kremnitzer, Ewout Meijer

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