Sidetracked by emotion: observers' ability to discriminate genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations

Author
Peace, Kristine
Porter, Stephen
Almon, Daniel
Faculty Advisor
Date
2012
Keywords
deception , credibility , observation
Abstract (summary)
Assessing the credibility of reports of sexual victimization – often in the absence of corroboration – presents a significant challenge for legal decision makers. This study examined the accuracy of observers in discriminating genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations. Further, we examined whether individual differences and cue utilization strategies influenced deception detection accuracy.
Publication Information
Peace, K. A., Porter, S., & Almon, D. (2012). Sidetracked by emotion: Observers’ ability to discriminate genuine and fabricated sexual assault allegations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 17, 322-335. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02013.x
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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