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Professor Maria Hartwig Quoted in Wired Magazine Article on Lie Detection Technology

Professor Maria Hartwig of the Department of Psychology is quoted in a Wired magazine article titled “Deception Is Futile When Big Brother’s Lie Detector Turns Its Eyes on You,” about lie detection technology and a new computer-controlled lie-detection device being tested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Professor Hartwig’s report on deceit detection at airports and border crossings is referenced in the article.

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Professor Hartwig has published surveys on beliefs about behavioral indicators of deception held by a variety of groups and she has conducted and published quasi-experimental and experimental research on interview and interrogation techniques and veracity assessments using a broad sample of lay people, legal professionals and prison inmates. She has also carried out extensive training of a variety of legal professionals, including prosecutors, judges, and police detectives. She is an editorial board member of Law and Human Behavior and Legal and Criminological Psychology, and an associate editor of the official newsletter of the American Psychology-Law Society.