Study on the use of Linguistics in interviewing proved an average accuracy on truthful suspects was 91% and on deceptive suspects, 80%.  

Differentiation of truthful and deceptive criminal suspects in Behavior Analysis Interviews

School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, East Lansing

J Forensic Sci. 1994 May;39(3):793-807.  Horvath F1, Jayne B, Buckley J.

Lying words: predicting deception from linguistic styles.

Newman ML, Pennebaker JW, Berry DS, Richards JM.

Source Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712,

2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Efficacy of forensic statement analysis in distinguishing truthful from deceptive eyewitness accounts of highly stressful events.

Morgan CA 3rd, Colwell K, Hazlett GA.

Source Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 234 Church Street, Suite #301, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. © 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences


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Strategic use of evidence during police interviews: when training to detect deception works.

Hartwig M, Granhag PA, Strömwall LA, Kronkvist O.

Source Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, New York, NY 10019, USA.


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Statement Analysis:
What Do Suspects' Words Really Reveal?
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