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 Developing a Training Program

The proper role for a psychologist in interrogations is to serve as a consultant for psychological science. However, you will not serve as an interrogator while acting as a psychologist. Therefore, your job is to provide scientific information to make the process of interrogation more valid and reliable.

In this assignment, you will provide scientific information about two areas of interrogation.

Part 1

The precinct captain wants to develop a training program for interrogators in detecting deception. To develop the training program, the captain asks you to identify the three most common signs or cues of deception in verbal responses and behavioral posturing and to report the reliability and validity of each cue.

The captain wants the training program to be ready in five days.

Task:

In a minimum of 150 words, respond to the following:

  • Which behavioral cues of deception will you report as having the greatest validity, and what evidence will you present to support your claim?

Part 2

Pick one of these three special populations:

  • Juveniles
  • Adults with low intelligence
  • Individuals from a specific, nondominant culture

Review each of the three indicators of deception, identified in Part 1, with respect to one of these populations.

Task:

In a minimum of 200 words, respond to the following:

  • Do you think the indicators will be less valid or have similar validity? Explain your answer with reasons.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, September 2, 2017, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through Wednesday, September 6, 2017, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, specifically comment on whether and why you agree or disagree with the claims on the behavioral cues of deception identified by your classmates. Be honest, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress.

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