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A month’s-worth of tweets, 25 Oct to 22 November

A month’s worth of tweets in one post (I know, I know, but I’ve been away).

New journal issues


  • J of Police & Criminal Psychology 25(2). All articles FREE ACCESS at the moment

    Cambridge Journals offer FREE access to select papers in Psychological Medicine, incl some with forensic relevance

  • Some good stuff here & all free: Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology Has been going since 2009 but new to me.


Journal articles that caught my eye

  • New research on traumatic brain injury in youth offenders – balanced press release here:
  • Psychological science & sound public policy: Video recording of custodial interrogations American Psychologist 65(8)
  • In press: social status of drug procurers & their social distance from drug dealers affects sales, fraud & gift-giving
  • Interactional norms in the Australian police interrogation room Discourse & Society 21(6)
  • Women’s testimony on domestic violence in India & legal implications. Indian J of Gender Studies 17(3)
  • Forensic evidence: Materializing bodies, materializing crimes. European J of Women’s Studies 17(4)
  • Child abuse victims who blame themselves & families present higher rates of PTSD

New deception research and commentary:

  • Sanity at last. “Government abandons lie detector tests for catching benefit cheats”
  • Jo Are You Lying to Me? Temporal Cues for Deception — Journal of Language and Social Psychology
  • Is It Always Bad To Lie? Review of a new book on deception, via
  • Interviewers outperform thermal imaging technology in identifying liars & truth-tellers. Great study, FREE til 30/11
  • In press: Role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in deception when remembering neutral & emotional events Neurosci Res
  • Neat new study on deceptive groups: Extracting Concealed Information from Groups in J. of Forensic Sciences.
  • “Trusting people make better lie detectors” from SAGE Insight. Includes link to free PDF of journal article
  • In The Job Hunt, People Do Lie, But Honesty Pays Off, Study Finds
  • Misguided: Polygraphs provide false reassurance. Sigh. “Polygraph Testing Against Border Corruption” via Secrecy News
  • To detect lies it’s equally as important to be able to detect when someone is being truthful. via @humintell
  • Blog post from @humintell on interesting new research: Are Children Good Liars?

Research and resources on terrorism and counter-terrorism

  • Methods to Detect and Characterize Terrorist activity, report from Institute for Homeland Sec Solutions
  • Deradicalization: Literature review and comparison with research on anti-cult and anti-gang initiatives
  • The Impact of Emotion in the American Public’s Assessments of and Reactions to Terrorism, summary and link to full txt
  • via Resource shelf: Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism Suicide Attack Database

Retweets and other miscellaneous links

  • @PhilipBecnel’s article in Pursuit Magazine called “A Private Investigator’s Take on Social Media”:
  • RT @vaughanbell What makes a psychopath? The Economist on recent findings.
  • @navarrotells Four opportunities to detect deception in an interview: in Psychology Today
  • Mental illness in US prisons – video via @channelNvideo
  • The awesome @kfranklinphd explains what it takes to become a forensic psychologist at her new Psychology Today blog

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