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Description - Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA-5) by Harold V. Hall

Detecting Malingering and Deception: Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA-5), Third Edition maintains the tradition of the prior two editions, following the Forensic Distortion Analysis (FDA) model. Fully updated since the last edition nearly 20 years ago, the book continues to serve as a comprehensive volume on deception and distortion in forensic, clinical and several specialized contexts.

As with the previous editions, the book presents a model of deception intended to be utilized and applied by the qualified evaluator. The proposed model covers targets of the faker, response styles shown, and methods to detect the deception. The goal is to summarize the historical and latest information on distortion detection, to present guidelines for detecting deception that include variable accuracy rates based on different detection techniques, and to stimulate further research of effective methods of deception detection. Recommendations and guidelines for the practicing clinician are offered throughout the book, including real-world cases to inform and enlighten, particularly in unique cases or those in which the certain outcomes are unexpected.

Key Features:

  • Outlines the role of the forensic professional in applying and integrating methods assessment in deception and distortion
  • Provides base-rates for deception-related behavior and events, especially useful in report writing or courtroom testimony as an expert witness
  • Presents the latest advances in methodology and technology to assist in the search for ground truth in applied settings and situations
  • Applies forensic distortion analysis to evaluate the deception-related findings and statements of other professionals involved in a particular case
  • New coverage includes sections on deception analysis for collectivities, including media groups, contemporary politics, cross-national corporations, conflict, and terrorism

Detecting Malingering and Deception incorporates the latest research, providing practical application to utilize information and evaluative methods as they pertain to deception-related settings and situations. Sample reports and extensive graphs, tables, charts, and histograms are provided, and every chapter has been updated with new studies and investigations. The Third Edition boasts several new chapters and updated working appendices of coverage to expand the exploration of deception addressing advances in the field, and our current understanding of the phenomenon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138390454
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 504
Imprint: CRC Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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