Uncovering Deception and Criminal Intent through Facial Clues Analytical Essay by Nicky

Uncovering Deception and Criminal Intent through Facial Clues
This is a review of Eckman's pioneering work on detecting human deception through facial expression.
# 148039 | 2,556 words | 18 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 25, 2011 in Law (Criminal) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses Eckman's work in the areas of the detection of deliberate concealment of intentions and deception, fundamental human emotions and facial expression, detection of deliberate deception through observation and transmission of subconscious intent through involuntary micro-expressions. It goes on to discuss the practical application of this research for fighting crime and terrorism. It looks as well at high-tech applications, limitations, areas of future research, and ethical considerations.

The Detection of Deliberate Concealment of Intentions and Deception
Fundamental Human Emotions and Facial Expression
Detection of Deliberate Deception Through Observation
Transmission of Subconscious Intent Through Involuntary Micro-Expressions
Practical Application of Deliberate Deception Through Observation Techniques
Limitations and Areas of Future Research and Practical Applications
Ethical Considerations in Practical Application of Deception Detection Techniques

From the Paper:

"The immediate practical applications of the work of Ekman and others in the realm of human facial expressions and the ability to teach methods of increasing the ability to detect deliberate concealment of emotions and deception have profound implications. In principle, Ekman demonstrated that individuals can be very effectively trained in the techniques of recognizing characteristic signs of deception in facial
expressions (Ekman 2003) and that such training typically is capable of being accomplished in a matter of only a few hours. Already, such techniques have been extensively incorporated into the protection of high-value targets, such as by the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) agency domestically, and by various Israeli security services, such as those responsible for screening airline passengers through dynamic interviews (Safir, 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, S.H. "Communication Under Stress: Indicators of Veracity and Deception in Written Narratives" Ph.D. Dissertation Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; (2002).
  • DePaulo, B.M., Kirkendol, S.E., Tang, J., and O'Brien, T.P. "The Motivational Impairment Effect in the Communication of Deception" Journal of Nonverbal Behavior,Vol. , No. : 177-202; (1988).
  • DePaulo, B. M., Lindsay, J. J., Malone, B. E., Muhlenbruck, L., Charlton, K., and Cooper, H. "Cues to Deception" Psychological Bulletin, Vol. 129, No. 1: 74-118; (2003).
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002). Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Little Brown & Co.
  • Ekman, P. "How to Spot a Terrorist on the Fly" New York Times Magazine, October 29, 2006: B03.

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